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Gordaite Mineral Data

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General Gordaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaZn(SO4)(OH)6Cl•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 626.20 gm
   Sodium     3.67 %  Na    4.95 % Na2O
   Zinc      41.77 %  Zn   51.99 % ZnO
   Hydrogen   2.90 %  H    25.89 % H2O
   Sulfur     5.12 %  S    12.79 % SO3
   Chlorine   5.66 %  Cl    5.66 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -1.28 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    40.88 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaZn4(SO4)(OH)6Cl•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In the oxidation zone of a hydrothermal vein deposit hosted by andesitic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The San Francisco mine, 2 km northeast of the Sierra Groda Railway Station, in the Sierra Gorda, northeast of Antofagasta, 2nd region, northern Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gordaite Say GORDAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 406090
  IMA1996-006