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Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cu2V+++++2O7
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 340.97 gm
   Vanadium  29.88 %  V    53.34 % V2O5
   Copper    37.27 %  Cu   46.66 % CuO
   Oxygen    32.85 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2V5+2O7
Help on Environment: Environment: Polymorphic with blossite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: Izalco volcano, El Salvador. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Emanuel G. Sies (1884-1981), Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution, Washington D.C. USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ziesite Say ZIESITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 23479
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