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Arsendescloizite Mineral Data

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General Arsendescloizite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbZn(AsO4)(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 428.52 gm
   Zinc      15.26 %  Zn   18.99 % ZnO
   Arsenic   17.48 %  As   26.82 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   0.24 %  H     2.10 % H2O
   Lead      48.35 %  Pb   52.09 % PbO
   Oxygen    18.67 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbZn(AsO4)(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs as a secondary mineral in oxidized hydrothermal polymetallic deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: From Tsumeb, Namibia. In the Gejiu Pb-Zn deposit, not otherwise located, China. From the Toroku mine, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: As the arsenate analog of "descloizite."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Arsendescloizite + Pronunciation Say ARSENDESCLOIZITE