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Mcalpineite Mineral Data

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General Mcalpineite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu++3Te++++++O6•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 432.25 gm
   Copper     44.10 %  Cu   55.21 % CuO
   Tellurium  29.52 %  Te   36.92 % TeO2
   Hydrogen    0.47 %  H     4.17 % H2O
   Oxygen     25.91 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       96.30 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3TeO6•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: On quartz associated with chromian muscovite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1994
Help on Locality: Locality: McAlpine mine, Tuolumne County, California, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the mine at the type locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Mcalpineite + Pronunciation Say MCALPINEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1992-025