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Spertiniite Mineral Data

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General Spertiniite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 97.56 gm
   Copper    65.13 %  Cu   81.53 % CuO
   Hydrogen   2.07 %  H    18.47 % H2O
   Oxygen    32.80 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration from chalcocite in alkaline groundwater, in a rodingite dike near the contact with a serpentinized dunite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1981
Help on Locality: Locality: Jeffrey mine, Canada Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Francesco Spertini (1937- ), Chief Geologist, Jeffrey mine, Asbestos, Canada, who submitted the first sample.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Spertiniite + Pronunciation Say SPERTINIITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 68459
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