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Partzite Mineral Data

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General Partzite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu2Sb2(O,OH)7 (?)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 485.61 gm
   Copper    26.17 %  Cu   29.47 % Cu2O
   Antimony  50.14 %  Sb   60.03 % Sb2O3
   Hydrogen   0.62 %  H     5.56 % H2O
   Oxygen    23.06 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       95.06 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2Sb2O4(OH)3
Help on Environment: Environment: Weathered zones in deposits containing copper-antimony sulfosalts.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1867
Help on Locality: Locality: Blind Spring Hill district, 2 miles SE of Benton, Mono Co., California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for A. F. W. Partz, who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Partzite Say PARTZITE