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Kerstenite Mineral Data

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General Kerstenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbSeO4 (?)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 350.16 gm
   Lead      59.17 %  Pb   63.74 % PbO
   Selenium  22.55 %  Se   36.26 % SeO3
   Oxygen    18.28 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb(SeO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Kerstenite (of Dana) = molybdomenite
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 2006
Help on Locality: Locality: Friedrichsgl�ck Mine, Hildburghausen, Suhl, Thuringian Forest, Thuringia, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for K. M. Kersten (1803-1850), Professor of Chemistry, Freiberg School of Mines.