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Shubnikovite Mineral Data

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General Shubnikovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2Cu8(AsO4)6Cl(OH)•7(H2O) (?)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,600.61 gm
   Calcium    5.01 %  Ca    7.01 % CaO
   Copper    31.76 %  Cu   39.76 % CuO
   Arsenic   28.08 %  As   43.08 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   0.94 %  H     8.44 % H2O
   Chlorine   2.21 %  Cl    2.21 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -0.50 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    31.99 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Cu8(AsO4)6Cl(OH)•7(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Inadequately described mineral. Found in a Russian oxidation zone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Aleksei V. Shunikov (1887-1971), crystallographer, Institute of Crystallography, Moscow, Russia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Shubnikovite + Pronunciation Say SHUBNIKOVITE