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Jacquesdietrichite Mineral Data

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General Jacquesdietrichite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu2[BO(OH)2](OH)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 238.94 gm
   Copper    53.19 %  Cu   66.58 % CuO
   Boron      4.52 %  B    14.57 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   2.11 %  H    18.85 % H2O
   Oxygen    40.18 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2BO(OH)5
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal origin found in small cavities in gaudefroyite-calcite rock and as inclusions in calcite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Tachgagalt vein Mn deposit near Ouarzazate, Morocco. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Jacques Emile Dietrich (1926-), French geologist who collected the specimens.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2003-012