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Vonbezingite Mineral Data

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General Vonbezingite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca6Cu3(SO4)3(OH)12•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 959.42 gm
   Calcium   25.06 %  Ca   35.07 % CaO
   Copper    19.87 %  Cu   24.87 % CuO
   Hydrogen   1.68 %  H    15.02 % H2O
   Sulfur    10.03 %  S    25.04 % SO3
   Oxygen    43.36 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca6Cu3(SO4)3(OH)12•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed during a period of evaporation of surface or ground waters at ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1991
Help on Locality: Locality: Wessels mine, near Kuruman, Cape Province, South Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Karl-Ludwig von Bezing (1945� ), Austrian-South African mineral collector, for his contributions to knowledge of mineralogy of the Kalahari manganese field.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Vonbezingite + Pronunciation Say VONBEZINGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 67674
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