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Piypite Mineral Data

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General Piypite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K2Cu2(SO4)2O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 413.42 gm
   Potassium  18.91 %  K    22.78 % K2O
   Copper     30.74 %  Cu   34.61 % Cu2O
   Sulfur     15.51 %  S    38.73 % SO3
   Oxygen     34.83 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       96.13 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K2Cu2(SO4)2O
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1984
Help on Locality: Locality: Great Tolbachik fissure estrusion, Kamchatka, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Boris I. Piyp (1906-1966), Russian geologist and director, Institute of Volcanology, Petropoavlovsk-Kamchatskii.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Piypite Say PIYPITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Caratiite