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Pauflerite Mineral Data

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General Pauflerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: VO(SO4)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 162.82 gm
   Vanadium  30.97 %  V    50.43 % VO2
   Sulfur    19.89 %  S    49.67 % SO3
   Oxygen    49.13 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.10 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: V4+0.99S1.01O5
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in 1977 within fumaroles of the first cinder cone. New structure type.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Peter Paufler (b. 1940), of the Technical University of Dresden, Germany.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2005-004