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Xocomecatlite Mineral Data

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General Xocomecatlite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu3Te++++++O4(OH)4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 450.26 gm
   Copper     42.34 %  Cu   53.00 % CuO
   Tellurium  28.34 %  Te   35.45 % TeO2
   Hydrogen    0.90 %  H     8.00 % H2O
   Oxygen     28.43 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       96.45 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu3(TeO4)(OH)4
Help on Environment: Environment: In cracks in altered rhyolite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1975
Help on Locality: Locality: Bambollita mine, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Nahuatl for "bunches of grapes", in allusion to the appearance of the green spherules of the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Xocomecatlite + Pronunciation Say XOCOMECATLITE