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Lausenite Mineral Data

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General Lausenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe+++2(SO4)3•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 507.98 gm
   Iron      21.99 %  Fe   31.44 % Fe2O3
   Hydrogen   2.38 %  H    21.28 % H2O
   Sulfur    18.94 %  S    47.28 % SO3
   Oxygen    56.69 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe3+2(SO4)3•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed as the result of a mine fire.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1928
Help on Locality: Locality: United Verde mine, Jerome, Arizona, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Carl Lausen, U. S. Mining engineer, who first described the species.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Lausenite + Pronunciation Say LAUSENITE