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Volborthite Mineral Data

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General Volborthite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu++3V+++++2O7(OH)2•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 474.56 gm
   Vanadium  21.47 %  V    38.33 % V2O5
   Copper    40.17 %  Cu   50.29 % CuO
   Hydrogen   1.27 %  H    11.39 % H2O
   Oxygen    37.09 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3V5+2O7(OH)2•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral associated with U-V Colorado Plateau type deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1838
Help on Locality: Locality: Syssersk and Nizhne Taglisk, Ural Mountains, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Alexander von Volborth (1800-1876), Russian paleontologist who first noted the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Volborthite + Pronunciation Say VOLBORTHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 63282
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