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Deloryite Mineral Data

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General Deloryite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu++4(UO2)(MoO4)2(OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 946.13 gm
   Uranium     25.16 %  U    28.54 % UO2
   Copper      26.87 %  Cu   33.63 % CuO
   Molybdenum  20.28 %  Mo   30.43 % MoO3
   Hydrogen     0.64 %  H     5.71 % H2O
   Oxygen      27.06 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       98.31 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu4(UO2)(MoO4)2(OH)6
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidized portion of a uranium deposit in sandstone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1992
Help on Locality: Locality: Cap Garonne mine, near le Pradet, Var, France. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Jean Claude Delory (1953- ), French mineral collector and land surveyor, Toulon, France, who collected the first specimens.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Deloryite + Pronunciation Say DELORYITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 81555
  IMA1990-037
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