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Xocolatlite Mineral Data

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General Xocolatlite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2Mn++++2Te++++++2O12•H2O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 655.24 gm
   Calcium    12.23 %  Ca   17.12 % CaO
   Manganese  16.77 %  Mn   26.54 % MnO2
   Tellurium  38.95 %  Te   48.71 % TeO2
   Hydrogen    0.31 %  H     2.75 % H2O
   Oxygen     31.74 %  O
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             100.00 %       95.12 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Mn4+2Te2O12•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Tellurate.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Bambolla mine, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The name is in allusion to its chocolate-brown color and its Mexican type locality which is used to indicate the color of a sacred beverage made by mixing cocoa (Xocolatl), water, v anilla, pepper, and chili.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2007-020