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Junitoite Mineral Data

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General Junitoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaZn2Si2O7•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 357.04 gm
   Calcium   11.23 %  Ca   15.71 % CaO
   Zinc      36.63 %  Zn   45.59 % ZnO
   Silicon   15.73 %  Si   33.66 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   0.56 %  H     5.05 % H2O
   Oxygen    35.85 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaZn2Si2O7•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In a retrogressively altered tactite zone, closely related to the breakdown of sphalerite in the ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1976
Help on Locality: Locality: Christmas copper mine, Gila County, Arizona, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Jun Ito (1926-1978), Japanese-American mineral chemist, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Junitoite + Pronunciation Say JUNITOITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 40526
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