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Luetheite Mineral Data

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General Luetheite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu2Al2(AsO4)2(OH)4•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 544.94 gm
   Aluminum   9.90 %  Al   18.71 % Al2O3
   Copper    23.32 %  Cu   29.19 % CuO
   Arsenic   27.50 %  As   42.18 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   1.11 %  H     9.92 % H2O
   Oxygen    38.17 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2Al2(AsO4)2(OH)4•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Rare mineral filling cavities in intensely altered volcanic rock.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: Prospect about 2.7 km southeast of the Flux mine, Patagonia district, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ronald D. Luethe (1944- ), geologist for Phelps Dodge Corporation, Douglas, Arizona, USA, who found the first material.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Luetheite + Pronunciation Say LUETHEITE