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Tolbachite Mineral Data

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General Tolbachite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuCl2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 134.45 gm
   Copper    47.26 %  Cu   59.16 % CuO
   Chlorine  52.74 %  Cl   52.74 % Cl
               -   %  Cl  -11.90 % -O=Cl2   
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuCl2
Help on Environment: Environment: In fumaroles associated with melanothallite. Alters quickly to eriochalcite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1983
Help on Locality: Locality: Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tolbachite + Pronunciation Say TOLBACHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 66645
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