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Guarinoite Mineral Data

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General Guarinoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Zn,Co,Ni)6(SO4)(OH,Cl)10•5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 772.29 gm
   Zinc      33.87 %  Zn   42.15 % ZnO
   Cobalt     7.63 %  Co    9.70 % CoO
   Nickel     7.60 %  Ni    9.67 % NiO
   Hydrogen   2.35 %  H    20.99 % H2O
   Sulfur     4.15 %  S    10.37 % SO3
   Chlorine   9.18 %  Cl    9.18 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -2.07 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    35.22 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn4CoNi(SO4)(OH)8Cl2•5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in the zone of oxidation.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1993
Help on Locality: Locality: Cap Garrone mine, Var, France. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Andre Guarino, French mineral collector.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Guarinoite + Pronunciation Say GUARINOITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1991-005