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Elsmoreite Mineral Data

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General Elsmoreite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: WO3•0.5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 239.77 gm
   Hydrogen   0.37 %  H     3.31 % H2O
   Tungsten  76.68 %  W    96.69 % WO3
   Oxygen    22.95 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: WO3•0.44(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed as a result of the oxidation of ferberite in the oxidized zone of weakly mineralized Sn, W, Mo, Bi granitic pegmatite dykes. Related to ferritungstite
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Elsmore tin deposit in Elsmore Hill, 17 km east of Inverell and adjacent to the village of Elsmore, New England region, New South Wales, Australia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2003-059