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Pucherite Mineral Data

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General Pucherite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BiVO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 323.92 gm
   Vanadium  15.73 %  V    28.07 % V2O5
   Bismuth   64.52 %  Bi   71.93 % Bi2O3
   Oxygen    19.76 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Bi(VO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product of native bismuth associated with bismutite and beyerite. One of 3 BiVO4 polymorphs (clinobisvanite and dreyerite).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1871
Help on Locality: Locality: Oxidized portions of Bi-Ag-U-Ca veins in the Pucher shaft of the Wolfgang Mine, Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Pucherite + Pronunciation Say PUCHERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 70118
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