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Gunningite Mineral Data

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General Gunningite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Zn,Mn)SO4•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 176.86 gm
   Manganese   7.77 %  Mn   10.03 % MnO
   Zinc       27.73 %  Zn   34.52 % ZnO
   Hydrogen    1.14 %  H    10.19 % H2O
   Sulfur     18.13 %  S    45.27 % SO3
   Oxygen     45.23 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn0.75Mn2+0.25(SO4)•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurrence in dry areas of the oxidized portions of sphalerite-bearing deposits; occurs also as a post-mining efflorescence on museum specimens.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1962
Help on Locality: Locality: Calumet mine, Galena Hill, Canada Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Henry Cecil Gunning (1901-1991), Geological Survey of Canada and Professor of Geology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gunningite + Pronunciation Say GUNNINGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 71348
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