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Ferrohexahydrite Mineral Data

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General Ferrohexahydrite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe++SO4•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 260.00 gm
   Iron      21.48 %  Fe   27.63 % FeO
   Hydrogen   4.65 %  H    41.57 % H2O
   Sulfur    12.33 %  S    30.79 % SO3
   Oxygen    61.54 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+(SO4)•6(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1962
Help on Locality: Locality: Sofiya Mine, Nikitovka Deposit, Novyy Donbass, Gorlovka, Doneck Oblast', Ukraine Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition, FERROus iron and HEXAHYDrate in allusion to the six water molecules in the crystal structure.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ferrohexahydrite + Pronunciation Say FERROHEXAHYDRITE