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Montetrisaite Mineral Data

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General Montetrisaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu6(SO4)(OH)10•H2O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 658.76 gm
   Zinc       0.30 %  Zn    0.37 % ZnO
   Copper    57.59 %  Cu   72.09 % CuO
   Hydrogen   1.84 %  H    16.41 % H2O
   Sulfur     4.53 %  S    11.30 % SO3
   Oxygen    35.75 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.17 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu5.97Zn0.03(OH)10•(H2O)(SO4)0.93
Help on Environment: Environment: Appears to be a product of oxidation of sulfide minerals such as chalcopyrite, pyrite, sphalerite and galena. Dimorphous with redgillite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Monte Trisa, Torrebelvicino, Vicenza, Italy Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2007-009