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Hodgkinsonite Mineral Data

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General Hodgkinsonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MnZn2SiO4(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 311.82 gm
   Manganese  17.62 %  Mn   22.75 % MnO
   Zinc       41.94 %  Zn   52.20 % ZnO
   Silicon     9.01 %  Si   19.27 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.65 %  H     5.78 % H2O
   Oxygen     30.79 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+Zn2(SiO4)(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphosed zinc-manganese deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1913
Help on Locality: Locality: Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for H. H. Hodgkinson, assistant underground supervisor of Franklin mine who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hodgkinsonite + Pronunciation Say HODGKINSONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 25709
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