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Zdenekite Mineral Data

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General Zdenekite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaPbCu++5(AsO4)4Cl•5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,229.13 gm
   Sodium     1.87 %  Na    2.52 % Na2O
   Copper    25.85 %  Cu   32.36 % CuO
   Arsenic   24.38 %  As   37.40 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   0.82 %  H     7.33 % H2O
   Lead      16.86 %  Pb   18.16 % PbO
   Chlorine   2.88 %  Cl    2.88 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -0.65 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    27.34 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaPbCu5(AsO4)4Cl•5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In a tennantite-bearing horizon near the contact with a lead-bearing horizon in pillars 78, 78b, and 80 in the northern part of the mine.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1995
Help on Locality: Locality: The Cap Garonne mine, near Le Pradet, 12 km east of Toulon, Var, France. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Dr. Johan Zdenek (1935-), mineralogist and Director of Scientific Affairs of the Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres, France.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zdenekite + Pronunciation Say ZDENEKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1992-037