Mineralogy Database

Rouaite Mineral Data

Search Webmineral :

General Rouaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu2(NO3)(OH)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 240.12 gm
   Copper    52.93 %  Cu   66.25 % CuO
   Hydrogen   1.26 %  H    11.25 % H2O
   Nitrogen   5.83 %  N    22.49 % N2O5
   Oxygen    39.98 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2(NO3)(OH)3
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral formed in mines where Cu can react with nitrates from the organism nitrobactor. Dimorph of gerhardtite
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Old copper mines at Roua, Alpes-Maritimes, southeastern France. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1999-010