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Ferrisymplesite Mineral Data

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General Ferrisymplesite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe+++3(AsO4)2(OH)3•5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 586.48 gm
   Iron      28.57 %  Fe   40.84 % Fe2O3
   Arsenic   25.55 %  As   39.19 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   2.23 %  H    19.97 % H2O
   Oxygen    43.65 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe3+3(AsO4)2(OH)3•5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In the oxidized zone of a Co´┐ŻNi sulfide deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
Help on Locality: Locality: Hudson Bay mine, Timiskaming district, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its ferric iron content and supposed relation to symplesite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ferrisymplesite + Pronunciation Say FERRISYMPLESITE