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Boyleite Mineral Data

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General Boyleite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Zn,Mg)SO4•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 223.24 gm
   Magnesium   2.72 %  Mg    4.51 % MgO
   Zinc       21.97 %  Zn   27.34 % ZnO
   Hydrogen    3.61 %  H    32.28 % H2O
   Sulfur     14.36 %  S    35.86 % SO3
   Oxygen     57.33 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn0.75Mg0.25(SO4)•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product of sphalerite in a hydrothermal Pb-Zn vein.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: Kropbach quarry, Munstertal, Black Forest, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Robert William Boyle (1920- ), Canadian geochemist, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Boyleite Say BOYLEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1977-026