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General Georgeite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu++5(CO3)3(OH)4•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 639.86 gm
   Copper    49.66 %  Cu   62.16 % CuO
   Hydrogen   2.21 %  H    19.71 % H2O
   Carbon     5.63 %  C    20.63 % CO2
   Oxygen    42.51 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      102.50 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu5(CO3)3(OH)2•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Amorphous analog of malachite. Weathered tremolitic rock that contains disseminated copper and iron sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1979
Help on Locality: Locality: Carr Boyd mine, 100 km N of Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for George Herbert Payne (1912-1989), past chief of the mineral division, Western Australian Government Chemical Laboratories.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Georgeite + Pronunciation Say GEORGEITE