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Heterogenite-2H Mineral Data

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General Heterogenite-2H Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Co+++O(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 91.94 gm
   Cobalt    64.10 %  Co   90.20 % Co2O3
   Hydrogen   1.10 %  H     9.80 % H2O
   Oxygen    34.80 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CoO(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: A weathering product of smaltite, an alteration product of linnaeite, and widespread in residual soils above ultramafic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: Midigi, Shaba, Congo (Zaire). Schneeberg, Sachsen (Saxony), Germany Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for "of another kind", as differing in composition from similar minerals. 2H polytype.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Heterogenite-2H + Pronunciation Say HETEROGENITE-2H