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Trippkeite Mineral Data

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General Trippkeite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CuAs+++2O4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 277.39 gm
   Copper   22.91 %  Cu   28.68 % CuO
   Arsenic  54.02 %  As   71.32 % As2O3
   Oxygen   23.07 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuAs2O4
Help on Environment: Environment: In a copper deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1880
Help on Locality: Locality: Copiapo, Atacama, Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Paul Trippke (1851-1880), Polish mineralogist, who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Trippkeite + Pronunciation Say TRIPPKEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 4287
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