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Urusovite Mineral Data

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General Urusovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu[AlAsO5]
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 245.45 gm
   Aluminum  10.99 %  Al   20.77 % Al2O3
   Copper    25.89 %  Cu   29.15 % Cu2O
   Arsenic   30.52 %  As   46.82 % As2O5
   Oxygen    32.59 %  O
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            100.00 %       96.74 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CuAlAsO5
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in a fumarole with a gas temperature of 410-420 deg C at the time of collection.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: In a fumarole at the Great fissure Tolbachik eruption, Kamchatka, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The name honors Vadim Sergeevich Urusov of Moscow State University, Russia.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1998-067