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Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu5Zn3(Te++++++O4)4(OH)8•7(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,542.46 gm
   Zinc       12.72 %  Zn   15.83 % ZnO
   Copper     20.60 %  Cu   25.79 % CuO
   Tellurium  33.09 %  Te   41.39 % TeO2
   Hydrogen    1.44 %  H    12.85 % H2O
   Oxygen     32.16 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       95.85 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu5Zn3(TeO4)4(OH)8•7(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: An extremely rare secondary Cu-Te mineral found as a product of oxidation.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The Centennial Eureka mine, 1 mile southeast of Eureka, Tintic District, Juab County, Utah, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Utahite Say UTAHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1995-039