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Paramelaconite Mineral Data

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General Paramelaconite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu+2Cu++2O3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 79.55 gm
   Copper  79.89 %  Cu  100.00 % CuO
   Oxygen  20.11 %  O
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          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuO
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in hydrothermal copper deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1891
Help on Locality: Locality: Copper Queen mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for near and melaconite, which in turn was named for black and dust, now a synonym for tenorite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Paramelaconite + Pronunciation Say PARAMELACONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100566
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