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Goldichite Mineral Data

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General Goldichite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KFe+++(SO4)2•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 359.13 gm
   Potassium  10.89 %  K    13.11 % K2O
   Iron       15.55 %  Fe   22.23 % Fe2O3
   Hydrogen    2.25 %  H    20.07 % H2O
   Sulfur     17.86 %  S    44.59 % SO3
   Oxygen     53.46 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: KFe3+(SO4)2•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Cementing fragments in slope debris from an oxidizing pyritiferous Colorado Plateau-type uranium deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
Help on Locality: Locality: Dexter No. 7 mine, Calf Mesa, San Rafael district, Emery Co., Utah. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Samuel Stephen Goldich (1909-2000), American mineralogist, petrologist, and analytical isotope chemist, Professor of Geology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minneso ta, USA
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Goldichite + Pronunciation Say GOLDICHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 22053
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