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Santarosaite Mineral Data

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General Santarosaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuB2O4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 149.03 gm
   Calcium   1.34 %  Ca    1.88 % CaO
   Copper   36.67 %  Cu   45.90 % CuO
   Boron    14.87 %  B    47.88 % B2O3
   Lead      4.17 %  Pb    4.49 % PbO
   Oxygen   42.94 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.16 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu0.86Pb0.03Ca0.05B2.05O4
Help on Environment: Environment: From the oxidation zone of a polymetallic (silver, copper, lead) ore deposit. Natural analogue of copper metaborate.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Mina Santa Rosa, Iquique, Northern Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the mine which was named after St. Rose of Lima (1586-1617), first Catholic American saint.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2007-013