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Theoparacelsite Mineral Data

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General Theoparacelsite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu3(OH)2(As2O7)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 486.49 gm
   Copper    39.19 %  Cu   44.12 % Cu2O
   Arsenic   30.80 %  As   47.24 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   0.41 %  H     3.70 % H2O
   Oxygen    29.60 %  O
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            100.00 %       95.07 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3(OH)2(As2O7)
Help on Environment: Environment: Included in cuprite and pseudomorphous after olivinite. Related to olivenite
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Roua copper occurrences, Var valley, Alpes-Martimes area, France. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Swiss scientist Paracelse (1493-1541), who was Philippus Theophrastus van Hohenheim. Paracelse is a Greek-Roman translation of Hohenheim.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1998-012