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Butlerite Mineral Data

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General Butlerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe+++(SO4)(OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 204.95 gm
   Iron      27.25 %  Fe   38.96 % Fe2O3
   Hydrogen   2.46 %  H    21.98 % H2O
   Sulfur    15.65 %  S    39.07 % SO3
   Oxygen    54.65 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe3+(SO4)(OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Rarely formed from the oxidation of pyritic ore; may be formed under fumarolic conditions from mine fires.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1928
Help on Locality: Locality: United Verde copper mine, Jerome, Yavapai Co., Arizona. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Gurdon Montague Butler (1881-1961), American mining geologist, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Butlerite + Pronunciation Say BUTLERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 155199
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