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Redgillite Mineral Data

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General Redgillite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu6(OH)10(SO4)•H2O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 665.25 gm
   Copper    57.27 %  Cu   71.68 % CuO
   Hydrogen   1.82 %  H    16.24 % H2O
   Sulfur     4.83 %  S    12.07 % SO3
   Oxygen    36.08 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       99.99 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu5.99(OH)9.99(SO4)•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in thin fractures of partly oxidized sulphides. Langite group
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Silver Gill mine, Cumbria, United Kingdom Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Red Gill mine.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2004-016