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General Mixite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,163.10 gm
   Copper    32.78 %  Cu   41.03 % CuO
   Bismuth   17.97 %  Bi   20.03 % Bi2O3
   Arsenic   19.32 %  As   29.64 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   1.04 %  H     9.29 % H2O
   Oxygen    28.89 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BiCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in bismuth-bearing ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1880
Help on Locality: Locality: J�chymov (St Joachimsthal), Krusne Hory (Erzgebirge), Z�padocesk� Kraj, Bohemia, Czech Republic Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the mining engineer, A. Mixa from Jachymov, Czechoslovakia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Mixite Say MIXITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 70117
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