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Hisingerite Mineral Data

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General Hisingerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe+++2Si2O5(OH)4•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 351.92 gm
   Iron      31.74 %  Fe   45.38 % Fe2O3
   Silicon   15.96 %  Si   34.15 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   2.29 %  H    20.48 % H2O
   Oxygen    50.01 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe3+2Si2O5(OH)4•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral formed from weathering or late-stage deuteric alteration of iron-bearing silicates or sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1828
Help on Locality: Locality: Riddarhyttan, Vastmanland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Wilhelm Hisinger (1766-1852), eminent Swedish chemist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hisingerite + Pronunciation Say HISINGERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Canbyite