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Turanite Mineral Data

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General Turanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu5(VO4)2(OH)4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 615.09 gm
   Vanadium  16.56 %  V    29.57 % V2O5
   Copper    51.35 %  Cu   64.27 % CuO
   Hydrogen   0.67 %  H     5.97 % H2O
   Oxygen    31.42 %  O
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            100.00 %       99.82 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu4.97(VO4)2(OH)4.08
Help on Environment: Environment: Found with V and U minerals in cavities in barite from a limestone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1909
Help on Locality: Locality: Tyuya Nuyun, Ferghana, Turan Region, Uzbekistan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Turanite Say TURANITE