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Chalcomenite Mineral Data

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General Chalcomenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuSeO3•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 226.53 gm
   Copper    28.05 %  Cu   35.11 % CuO
   Hydrogen   1.78 %  H    15.91 % H2O
   Selenium  34.86 %  Se   48.98 % SeO2
   Oxygen    35.31 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu(SeO3)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in oxidized Cu-Se-bearing deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1881
Help on Locality: Locality: Sierra de Cacheuta, in the Sierra de Umango and Sierra de Famatina, La Rioja Province, Argentina. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for copper and moon.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Chalcomenite + Pronunciation Say CHALCOMENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64672
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