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Jurbanite Mineral Data

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General Jurbanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al(SO4)(OH)•5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 230.13 gm
   Aluminum  11.72 %  Al   22.15 % Al2O3
   Hydrogen   4.82 %  H    43.06 % H2O
   Sulfur    13.93 %  S    34.79 % SO3
   Oxygen    69.52 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al(SO4)(OH)•5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary crusts in humid tunnels in oxidized portions of sulfide deposits in aluminous rocks; apparently deposited directly from mine water at about 27 deg C and 100% humidity.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1976
Help on Locality: Locality: San Manuel mine, Mammoth district, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Joseph John Urban (1915-1997), Tucson, Arizona, USA, mineral collector who first observed the natural material.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Jurbanite + Pronunciation Say JURBANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 61493
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