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Marthozite Mineral Data

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General Marthozite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu[(UO2)3(SeO3)2O2]•8(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,303.67 gm
   Uranium   54.78 %  U    62.14 % UO2
   Copper     4.87 %  Cu    6.10 % CuO
   Hydrogen   1.24 %  H    11.06 % H2O
   Selenium  12.11 %  Se   17.02 % SeO2
   Oxygen    27.00 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       96.32 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu(UO2)3(SeO3)2(O)2•8(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In cavities in selenian digenite. Dehydrates in air to (H2O)6.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1969
Help on Locality: Locality: Musonoi mine, Kolwezi, Shaba, Zaire. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Aime Marthoz (1864-1962), French mineralogist and inspector General, Bureau de Recherches Geolgiques et Miniere.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Marthozite + Pronunciation Say MARTHOZITE