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Oosterboschite Mineral Data

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General Oosterboschite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Pd,Cu)7Se3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 960.38 gm
   Copper      3.31 %  Cu
   Palladium  72.03 %  Pd
   Selenium   24.67 %  Se
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pd6.5Cu0.5Se3
Help on Environment: Environment: In the oxidation zone of a Cu-Co mine.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1970
Help on Locality: Locality: Musonoi mine, Shaba, Zaire. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for M. R. Oosterbosch, (1908-), Belgian mining engineer.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Oosterboschite + Pronunciation Say OOSTERBOSCHITE