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Cuprorivaite Mineral Data

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General Cuprorivaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaCuSi4O10
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 375.96 gm
   Calcium  10.66 %  Ca   14.92 % CaO
   Copper   16.90 %  Cu   21.16 % CuO
   Silicon  29.88 %  Si   63.93 % SiO2
   Oxygen   42.56 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaCuSi4O10
Help on Environment: Environment: Intimately mixed with quartz (Vesuvius, Italy); in a mudstone xenolith ejected from a scoria cone (Sattelberg volcanic cone, Germany).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1938
Help on Locality: Locality: Vesuvius, Italy Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for a high copper content and presumed similarity to rivaite.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 72612
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