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Frankhawthorneite Mineral Data

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General Frankhawthorneite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu2Te++++++O4(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 352.70 gm
   Copper     36.03 %  Cu   45.11 % CuO
   Tellurium  36.18 %  Te   45.25 % TeO2
   Hydrogen    0.57 %  H     5.11 % H2O
   Oxygen     27.22 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       95.46 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2(TeO4)(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Isolated crystals or groups on drusey quartz. Formed from the oxidation of primary Cu-Te-bearing sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1995
Help on Locality: Locality: The Centennial Eureka mine, Juab County, Utah, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Prof. Frank Christopher Hawthorne (1946-), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Frankhawthorneite + Pronunciation Say FRANKHAWTHORNEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 81607
  IMA1993-047
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