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Leiteite Mineral Data

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General Leiteite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ZnAs+++2O4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 279.23 gm
   Zinc     23.42 %  Zn   29.15 % ZnO
   Arsenic  53.66 %  As   70.85 % As2O3
   Oxygen   22.92 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: ZnAs2O4
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Luis Texeira-Leite (1942-), Portuguese mineral dealer who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Leiteite Say LEITEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 202249
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