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General Lesukite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al2(OH)5Cl•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 210.48 gm
   Aluminum  25.64 %  Al   48.44 % Al2O3
   Hydrogen   4.31 %  H    38.52 % H2O
   Chlorine  16.84 %  Cl   16.84 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -3.80 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    53.21 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al2(OH)5Cl•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: The result of interaction of fumarole gases and volcanic rocks at 50 deg C.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The Tolbachik Main Fracture eruption, Kamchatka, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Grigorii Ivanovich Lesuke (1935�1995), technical worker in the Department of Crystallography, University of St. Petersburg, Russia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Lesukite Say LESUKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1996-004