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Goslarite Mineral Data

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General Goslarite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ZnSO4•7(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 287.56 gm
   Zinc      22.74 %  Zn   28.30 % ZnO
   Hydrogen   4.91 %  H    43.85 % H2O
   Sulfur    11.15 %  S    27.84 % SO3
   Oxygen    61.20 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn(SO4)•7(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Efflorescent crusts on mine timbers formed from the oxidation of sphalerite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1847
Help on Locality: Locality: Rammelsberg mine, near Goslar, Harz, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Goslarite + Pronunciation Say GOSLARITE