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Kapellasite Mineral Data

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General Kapellasite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu3Zn(OH)6Cl2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 428.99 gm
   Zinc      11.43 %  Zn   14.23 % ZnO
   Copper    47.99 %  Cu   60.08 % CuO
   Hydrogen   1.40 %  H    12.47 % H2O
   Chlorine  17.02 %  Cl   17.02 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -3.84 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    22.15 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       99.96 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3.24Zn0.75(OH)5.94Cl2.06
Help on Environment: Environment: Metastable polymorph of herbertsmithite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Sounion mine #19, Lavrion, Attica, Greece Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Christo Kapellas (1938-2004), collector and mineral dealer from Kamariza, Lavrion, Greece.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2005-009