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Caledonite Mineral Data

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General Caledonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb5Cu2(CO3)(SO4)3(OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,613.34 gm
   Copper     7.88 %  Cu    8.87 % Cu2O
   Hydrogen   0.37 %  H     3.35 % H2O
   Lead      64.21 %  Pb   69.17 % PbO
   Carbon     0.74 %  C     2.73 % CO2
   Sulfur     5.96 %  S    14.89 % SO3
   Oxygen    20.83 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       99.01 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb5Cu2(CO3)(SO4)3(OH)6
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary, weathered zone of lead and copper ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1932
Help on Locality: Locality: Mammoth Mine at Tiger, Arizona. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Caledonia, the historical name of Scotland.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Caledonite + Pronunciation Say CALEDONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 2622
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