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Kottigite Mineral Data

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General Kottigite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Zn3(AsO4)2•8(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 618.13 gm
   Zinc      31.74 %  Zn   39.50 % ZnO
   Arsenic   24.24 %  As   37.18 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   2.61 %  H    23.32 % H2O
   Oxygen    41.41 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn3(AsO4)2•8(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration of smaltite and sphalerite. Forms a series with erythrite and annabergite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1850
Help on Locality: Locality: Daniel mine, Scheeberg, Saxony, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Otto K�ttig (1824-?), chemist of Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kottigite + Pronunciation Say KOTTIGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Koettigite