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Hotsonite-VI Mineral Data

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General Hotsonite-VI Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al5(SO4)(PO4)(OH)10•8(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 640.14 gm
   Aluminum    21.07 %  Al   39.82 % Al2O3
   Phosphorus   4.84 %  P    11.09 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     4.09 %  H    36.59 % H2O
   Sulfur       5.01 %  S    12.51 % SO3
   Oxygen      64.98 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al5(SO4)(PO4)(OH)10•8(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In a sillimanite quarry encrusting zaherite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1984
Help on Locality: Locality: Hotson 42, about 65 km W of Pofadder, Bushmanland, Cape Province, South Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hotsonite-VI + Pronunciation Say HOTSONITE-VI