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Chrysocolla Mineral Data

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General Chrysocolla Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Al)2H2Si2O5(OH)4•n(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 328.42 gm
   Aluminum   2.05 %  Al    3.88 % Al2O3
   Copper    33.86 %  Cu   42.39 % CuO
   Silicon   17.10 %  Si   36.59 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   1.92 %  H    17.14 % H2O
   Oxygen    45.06 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu1.75Al0.25H1.75(Si2O5)(OH)4•0.25(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Mineral of secondary origin commonly associated with other secondary copper minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 315 BC
Help on Locality: Locality: Nizhne-Tagilsk, Ural Mountains, Russia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek chrysos - "gold" and kolla - "glue" in allusion to the name of the material used to solder gold.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Chrysocolla + Pronunciation Say CHRYSOCOLLA
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Bisbeeite