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Delafossite Mineral Data

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General Delafossite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu+Fe+++O2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 151.39 gm
   Iron    36.89 %  Fe   52.74 % Fe2O3
   Copper  41.97 %  Cu   47.26 % Cu2O
   Oxygen  21.14 %  O
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          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuFe3+O2
Help on Environment: Environment: Principally as a secondary mineral near the base of the oxidized zone of copper deposits, less commonly a primary mineral.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1873
Help on Locality: Locality: Calumet and Arizona mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Gabrial Delafosse (1796-1878), French mineralogist and crystallographer.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Delafossite + Pronunciation Say DELAFOSSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 60844
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