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Duftite-beta Mineral Data

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General Duftite-beta Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 426.67 gm
   Copper    14.89 %  Cu   18.64 % CuO
   Arsenic   17.56 %  As   26.93 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   0.24 %  H     2.11 % H2O
   Lead      48.56 %  Pb   52.31 % PbO
   Oxygen    18.75 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in the oxidized zone of hydrothermal base metal deposits. Duftite-beta (1956) is now considered a compositional intermediate in the duftite-conichalcite series
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 2006
Help on Locality: Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in 1920 for G. Duft, general manager of the mine at Tsumeb, Namibia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Duftite-beta Say DUFTITE-BETA
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Beta-duftite