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Kolwezite Mineral Data

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General Kolwezite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu,Co)2(CO3)(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 218.07 gm
   Cobalt    17.84 %  Co   22.68 % CoO
   Copper    39.05 %  Cu   48.88 % CuO
   Hydrogen   0.92 %  H     8.26 % H2O
   Carbon     5.51 %  C    20.18 % CO2
   Oxygen    36.68 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu1.34Co0.66(CO3)(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidized zone of a Cu-Co deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980
Help on Locality: Locality: Kolwezi-Kamoto-Musonoi, southern Shava, Zaire. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the mine locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kolwezite + Pronunciation Say KOLWEZITE