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Glaukosphaerite Mineral Data

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General Glaukosphaerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Ni)2(CO3)(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 218.69 gm
   Copper    43.59 %  Cu   54.56 % CuO
   Nickel    13.42 %  Ni   17.08 % NiO
   Hydrogen   0.92 %  H     8.24 % H2O
   Carbon     5.49 %  C    20.12 % CO2
   Oxygen    36.58 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu1.5Ni0.5(CO3)(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in the oxidized portions of Cu-Ni sulfide deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: Kambalda, Western Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for bluish green and spherical, the typical color and habit.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Glaukosphaerite + Pronunciation Say GLAUKOSPHAERITE