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Teineite Mineral Data

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General Teineite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuTeO3•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 275.17 gm
   Copper     23.09 %  Cu   28.91 % CuO
   Tellurium  46.37 %  Te   58.00 % TeO2
   Hydrogen    1.47 %  H    13.09 % H2O
   Oxygen     29.07 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu(TeO3)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral formed by oxidation of copper- and tellurium-bearing sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
Help on Locality: Locality: Teine mine, Sapporo, Hokkaido, and in the Kawazu mine, three km north of Shimoda, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Teineite Say TEINEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100418
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