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Kusachiite Mineral Data

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General Kusachiite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuBi2O4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 545.50 gm
   Copper   11.65 %  Cu   13.12 % Cu2O
   Bismuth  76.62 %  Bi   85.42 % Bi2O3
   Oxygen   11.73 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %       98.53 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuBi2O4
Help on Environment: Environment: On calcite crystals in a calcite vein which occurs along the boundary between gehlenite-surrite skarn and crystalline limestone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1995
Help on Locality: Locality: Fika, Bitchu-Cho, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Dr. Isao Kusachi (1942- ), of Okayama University in recognition of his work on the skarn minerals of the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kusachiite + Pronunciation Say KUSACHIITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 68815
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