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Coeruleolactite Mineral Data

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General Coeruleolactite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ca,Cu)Al6(PO4)4(OH)8•4-5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 817.38 gm
   Calcium      2.94 %  Ca    4.12 % CaO
   Aluminum    19.81 %  Al   37.42 % Al2O3
   Copper       3.11 %  Cu    3.50 % Cu2O
   Phosphorus  15.16 %  P    34.73 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.22 %  H    19.84 % H2O
   Oxygen      56.76 %  O
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              100.00 %       99.61 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca0.6Cu0.4Al6(PO4)4(OH)8•5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In brown iron ore (Bog iron).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1871
Help on Locality: Locality: Rindsberg mine, near Katzenelnbogin, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for "blue" and "milk", for its typical color.