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Yvonite Mineral Data

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General Yvonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu(AsO3OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 239.50 gm
   Copper    26.53 %  Cu   33.21 % CuO
   Arsenic   31.28 %  As   47.98 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   2.10 %  H    18.80 % H2O
   Oxygen    40.08 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu(AsO3OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Gold-bearing sulfo-arsenic ore.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Salsigne mine near Carcassone, Aude, France. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in honor of Klaus Yvon, professor of crystallography at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Yvonite Say YVONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 85540