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Lishizhenite Mineral Data

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General Lishizhenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ZnFe+++2(SO4)4•14(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 813.55 gm
   Zinc       8.04 %  Zn   10.00 % ZnO
   Iron      13.73 %  Fe   19.63 % Fe2O3
   Hydrogen   3.47 %  H    31.00 % H2O
   Sulfur    15.77 %  S    39.37 % SO3
   Oxygen    59.00 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: ZnFe3+2(SO4)4•14(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Cavities and veinlets in anhydrite in the oxidation zone of a Pb�Zn deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1990
Help on Locality: Locality: Xitieshan Pb-Zn mine, south of Mt. Qilianshan, Chaidamu, Qinghai Province, China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Li Shizhen (1518-1593), famous Chinese pharmacologist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Lishizhenite + Pronunciation Say LISHIZHENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1989-002