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Tlalocite Mineral Data

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General Tlalocite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu10Zn6(Te++++O3)(Te++++++O4)2Cl(OH)25•27(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,533.64 gm
   Zinc       15.49 %  Zn   19.27 % ZnO
   Copper     25.08 %  Cu   31.40 % CuO
   Tellurium  15.11 %  Te   18.90 % TeO2
   Hydrogen    3.14 %  H    28.09 % H2O
   Chlorine    1.40 %  Cl    1.40 % Cl
                -   %   Cl   -0.32 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     39.78 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       98.74 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu10Zn6(TeO3)(TeO4)2Cl(OH)25•27(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary copper-zinc mineral.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1975
Help on Locality: Locality: Bambollita mine, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Tlaloc, the god of rain in the Toltec and Aztec civilizations, in allusion to its high water content.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tlalocite + Pronunciation Say TLALOCITE