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Chalcosiderite Mineral Data

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General Chalcosiderite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuFe+++6(PO4)4(OH)8•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 986.63 gm
   Iron        33.96 %  Fe   43.69 % FeO
   Copper       6.44 %  Cu    8.06 % CuO
   Phosphorus  12.56 %  P    28.77 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.63 %  H    14.61 % H2O
   Oxygen      45.41 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       95.14 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuFe2+6(PO4)4(OH)8•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: A rare mineral in the oxidized zone of some hydrothermal mineral deposits. Forms a series with turquoise.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1814
Help on Locality: Locality: West Phoenix mine, Cornwall, England. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for copper and iron, for those elements in the mineral�s composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Chalcosiderite + Pronunciation Say CHALCOSIDERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Andrewsite
  ICSD 67037
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