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Hemimorphite Mineral Data

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General Hemimorphite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 481.76 gm
   Zinc      54.29 %  Zn   67.58 % ZnO
   Silicon   11.66 %  Si   24.94 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   0.84 %  H     7.48 % H2O
   Oxygen    33.21 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Veins and beds in stratified calcareous rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1853
Help on Locality: Locality: Nerchinak in Transbaikalia, Siberia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the hemimorphic nature of the crystals.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hemimorphite + Pronunciation Say HEMIMORPHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Calamine
  ICSD 30012
  PDF 5-555
  Zinc silicate