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Liebauite Mineral Data

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General Liebauite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca3Cu5Si9O26
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,106.72 gm
   Calcium  10.86 %  Ca   15.20 % CaO
   Copper   28.71 %  Cu   32.32 % Cu2O
   Silicon  22.84 %  Si   48.86 % SiO2
   Oxygen   37.59 %  O
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           100.00 %       96.39 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca3Cu5Si9O26
Help on Environment: Environment: In cavities in argillaceous sedimentary xenoliths subjected to very high-grade thermal metamorphism.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1992
Help on Locality: Locality: In Germany, at the Sattelberg and Nickenicher Sattel volcanos and the Emmelberg cone, near Kruft, Eifel district. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Friedrich Liebau, Kiel, Germany, prominent worker on silicate minerals.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Liebauite + Pronunciation Say LIEBAUITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 36566
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