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General Austinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 261.39 gm
   Calcium   15.33 %  Ca   21.45 % CaO
   Zinc      25.02 %  Zn   31.14 % ZnO
   Arsenic   28.66 %  As   43.96 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   0.39 %  H     3.45 % H2O
   Oxygen    30.60 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: A rare secondary mineral in the oxidized zone of some arsenic-rich base-metal deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1935
Help on Locality: Locality: In the USA, in the Western Utah mine, Gold Hill, Tooele Co., Utah; at the Mohawk mine, Clark Mountains, San Bernardino Co., California; from the Table Mountain mine, Galiuro Mountains, Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: To honor Professor Austin Flint Rogers (1877-1957), American mineralogist, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Austinite + Pronunciation Say AUSTINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 63285
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