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Genthelvite Mineral Data

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General Genthelvite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Zn4Be3(SiO4)3S
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 596.91 gm
   Beryllium   4.53 %  Be   12.57 % BeO
   Zinc       43.82 %  Zn   54.54 % ZnO
   Silicon    14.12 %  Si   30.20 % SiO2
   Sulfur      5.37 %  S     5.37 % S2-
                -   %  S    -2.68 % -O=S 
   Oxygen     32.16 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn4Be3(SiO4)3S
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1944
Help on Locality: Locality: Cheyenne Canyon, El Paso County, Colorado, USA Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Frederick August Ludwig Karl Genth (1820-1893), German-American mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Genthelvite + Pronunciation Say GENTHELVITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 201641
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