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Chloromenite Mineral Data

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General Chloromenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu9O2(SeO3)4Cl6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,324.46 gm
   Copper    43.18 %  Cu   54.05 % CuO
   Selenium  23.85 %  Se   33.51 % SeO2
   Chlorine  16.06 %  Cl   16.06 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -3.62 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    16.91 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu9O2(SeO3)4Cl6
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in a fumarole.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The Northern Breach of the Great Fissure Tolbachik eruption, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The name comes from chloros, green, and mene, moon, referring to the presence of essential selenium.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1996-048