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Tenorite Mineral Data

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General Tenorite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuO
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 79.55 gm
   Copper  79.89 %  Cu  100.00 % CuO
   Oxygen  20.11 %  O
          ______        ______ 
          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuO
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary copper mineral.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1841
Help on Locality: Locality: Vesuvio (Vesuvius), Napoli, Campania, Italy Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Italian botanist, M. Tenor (1781-1861).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tenorite Say TENORITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Black Copper Oxide
  ICSD 67850
  Melaconite
  Melanochalcite
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