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Dolerophanite Mineral Data

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General Dolerophanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu2(SO4)O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 239.16 gm
   Copper  53.14 %  Cu   66.52 % CuO
   Sulfur  13.41 %  S    33.48 % SO3
   Oxygen  33.45 %  O
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          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2(SO4)O
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary copper mineral in sulfide veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1873
Help on Locality: Locality: Vesuvio (Vesuvius), Napoli, Campania, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek "DOLEROS" = misleading and "PHANESTAI" = appearance, in allusion to its low content of copper
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Dolerophanite + Pronunciation Say DOLEROPHANITE