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Gahnite Mineral Data

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General Gahnite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ZnAl2O4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 183.35 gm
   Aluminum  29.43 %  Al   55.61 % Al2O3
   Zinc      35.66 %  Zn   44.39 % ZnO
   Oxygen    34.90 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: ZnAl2O4
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphic and pegmatitic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1807
Help on Locality: Locality: Falun, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Swedish chemist and mineralogist, J. G. Gahn (1745-1818).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gahnite Say GAHNITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 9559
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