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Bianchite Mineral Data

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General Bianchite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Zn,Fe++)(SO4)•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 267.16 gm
   Zinc      18.36 %  Zn   22.85 % ZnO
   Iron       5.23 %  Fe    6.72 % FeO
   Hydrogen   4.53 %  H    40.46 % H2O
   Sulfur    12.00 %  S    29.97 % SO3
   Oxygen    59.89 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn0.75Fe2+0.25(SO4)•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Post-mine mineral, typically in efflorescences on mine walls, an alteration product of oxidizing sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1930
Help on Locality: Locality: Cave del Predil, Raibl mine, south of Tarvisio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Angelo Bianchi (1892-1970), Italian mineralogist, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bianchite + Pronunciation Say BIANCHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 41708
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