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Choloalite Mineral Data

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General Choloalite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuPb(Te++++O3)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 639.96 gm
   Copper      9.93 %  Cu   12.43 % CuO
   Tellurium  39.88 %  Te   49.88 % TeO2
   Hydrogen    0.32 %  H     2.82 % H2O
   Lead       32.38 %  Pb   34.88 % PbO
   Oxygen     17.50 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuPb(TeO3)2•(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1981
Help on Locality: Locality: Bambollita mine, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexic. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Nahua "choloa", evasive, in allusion to the fact that the mineral escaped detection in the mine for many years.