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Heterosite Mineral Data

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General Heterosite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe+++PO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 150.82 gm
   Iron        37.03 %  Fe   52.94 % Fe2O3
   Phosphorus  20.54 %  P    47.06 % P2O5
   Oxygen      42.43 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe3+(PO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in the oxidized zone of complex granite pegmatites, replacing primary phosphate minerals, principally triphylite.Forms a series with the Mn+++ end-member Purpurite .
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1826
Help on Locality: Locality: Palermo #1 mine, New Hampshire, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for another, probably because it was the second manganese-bearing species described from the type locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Heterosite + Pronunciation Say HETEROSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 2909
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