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Mcbirneyite Mineral Data

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General Mcbirneyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu3(VO4)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 420.52 gm
   Vanadium  24.23 %  V    43.25 % V2O5
   Copper    45.33 %  Cu   56.75 % CuO
   Oxygen    30.44 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3(VO4)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Sulfate zone of sublimates around a fumarole in a composite volcano, likely formed between 100 deg C-200 deg C.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1984
Help on Locality: Locality: Fumarole "Y", Izalco Volcano, El Salvador. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Alexander Robert McBirney (1924-), Volcanologist, University of Oregon, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Mcbirneyite + Pronunciation Say MCBIRNEYITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 27184
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