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Derriksite Mineral Data

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General Derriksite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu4(UO2)(SeO3)2(OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 880.17 gm
   Uranium   27.04 %  U    30.68 % UO2
   Copper    28.88 %  Cu   36.15 % CuO
   Hydrogen   0.69 %  H     6.14 % H2O
   Selenium  17.94 %  Se   25.21 % SeO2
   Oxygen    25.45 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       98.18 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu4(UO2)(SeO3)2(OH)6
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidized portions of a selenium-bearing Cu�Co deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1971
Help on Locality: Locality: Musonoi Cu-Co mine, near Kolwezi, Katanga Province, Congo (Shaba Province, Zaire). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Jean Marie Francois Joseph Derriks (1912-1993), Belgian geologist who studied the Shinkolobwe uranium deposit.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Derriksite + Pronunciation Say DERRIKSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 38076
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