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Christelite Mineral Data

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General Christelite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Zn3Cu2(SO4)2(OH)6•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 689.49 gm
   Zinc      28.45 %  Zn   35.41 % ZnO
   Copper    18.43 %  Cu   20.75 % Cu2O
   Hydrogen   2.05 %  H    18.29 % H2O
   Sulfur     9.30 %  S    23.22 % SO3
   Oxygen    41.77 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       97.68 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn3Cu2(SO4)2(OH)6•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Presumably in a secondary assemblage.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1995 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The San Francisco mine, Sierra Groda, northeast of Antofagasta, in the 2nd region of northern Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Mrs. Christel Gebhard-Giesen (1950- ) who discovered the mineral.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 404835
  IMA1995-030
  PDF 49-1865