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Erythrosiderite Mineral Data

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General Erythrosiderite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K2Fe+++Cl5•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 329.32 gm
   Potassium  23.74 %  K    28.60 % K2O
   Iron       16.96 %  Fe   24.25 % Fe2O3
   Hydrogen    0.61 %  H     5.47 % H2O
   Chlorine   53.83 %  Cl   53.83 % Cl
                -   %   Cl  -12.15 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen      4.86 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K2Fe3+Cl5•(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1872
Help on Locality: Locality: Vesuvius and Etna. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek, erythros = "red" and sideros = "iron."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Erythrosiderite + Pronunciation Say ERYTHROSIDERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 79782
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