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General Salesite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu(IO3)(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 255.46 gm
   Copper    24.88 %  Cu   31.14 % CuO
   Hydrogen   0.39 %  H     3.53 % H2O
   Iodine    49.68 %  I    65.34 % I2O5
   Oxygen    25.05 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu(IO3)(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in oxidized copper ore.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
Help on Locality: Locality: Chuquicamata, Antofagasta, Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Reno H. Sales (1876-1969), chief geologist, Anaconda Copper Mining Co.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Salesite Say SALESITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 16944
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