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Kraisslite Mineral Data

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General Kraisslite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mn++,Mg)24Zn3Fe+++(As+++O3)2(As+++++O4)3(SiO4)6(OH)18
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 3,019.54 gm
   Magnesium   1.53 %  Mg    2.54 % MgO
   Manganese  40.03 %  Mn   51.68 % MnO
   Zinc        6.93 %  Zn    8.63 % ZnO
   Iron        1.29 %  Fe    1.85 % Fe2O3
   Silicon     5.95 %  Si   12.74 % SiO2
   Arsenic    11.66 %  As    6.55 % As2O3 / 10.28 % As2O5
   Hydrogen    0.60 %  H     5.37 % H2O
   Oxygen     32.00 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.63 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+22Mg1.9Zn3.2Fe3+0.7(AsO3)2(AsO4)2.7(SiO4)6.4(OH)18
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in the zincite zone of a metamorphosed stratiform zinc deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: Sterling Hill mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Frederick Kraissl, Jr. (1899-1986) and Alice L. Kraissl (1905-1986), of Hackensack, New Jersey.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kraisslite + Pronunciation Say KRAISSLITE