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Cyanotrichite Mineral Data

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General Cyanotrichite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 644.33 gm
   Aluminum   8.38 %  Al   15.82 % Al2O3
   Copper    39.45 %  Cu   44.42 % Cu2O
   Hydrogen   2.50 %  H    22.37 % H2O
   Sulfur     4.98 %  S    12.43 % SO3
   Oxygen    44.70 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       95.03 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed by the oxidation of copper ores together with other minerals of oxidation zones.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
Help on Locality: Locality: Moldava Noua (Moldawa, �j Moldova), Banat, Romania. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek, kyaneos, "blue" and triches, "hair," hence, blue hair.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Cyanotrichite + Pronunciation Say CYANOTRICHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Lettsomite