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Pseudoboleite Mineral Data

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General Pseudoboleite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb5Cu4Cl10(OH)8•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 10962.72 gm
   Copper    13.91 %  Cu   17.41 % CuO
   Hydrogen   0.44 %  H     3.94 % H2O
   Lead      58.59 %  Pb   63.12 % PbO
   Chlorine  20.05 %  Cl   20.05 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -4.52 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     7.01 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb31Cu24Cl62(OH)48
Help on Environment: Environment: Sedimentary copper deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1895
Help on Locality: Locality: Boleo, near Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its similarity to the mineral Boleite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Pseudoboleite + Pronunciation Say PSEUDOBOLEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 67680
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