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Cuprosklodowskite Mineral Data

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General Cuprosklodowskite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu[(UO2)(SiO2OH)]2•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 861.84 gm
   Uranium   55.24 %  U    62.66 % UO2
   Copper     7.37 %  Cu    9.23 % CuO
   Silicon    6.52 %  Si   13.94 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   1.17 %  H    10.45 % H2O
   Oxygen    29.70 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       96.29 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu(UO2)2(SiO4)2(H3O)2•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: A secondary mineral formed by alteration of earlier uranium minerals, both in situ and after transport of solutions.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1933
Help on Locality: Locality: Kalongwe deposit, Western area, Shaba Cu belt, Shaba, Za�re. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: A name supplied by Buttgenbach while introducing Vaes' paper, in the mistaken belief that it was the copper analog of sklodowskite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Cuprosklodowskite + Pronunciation Say CUPROSKLODOWSKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 4350
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