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Litharge Mineral Data

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General Litharge Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbO
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 223.20 gm
   Lead    92.83 %  Pb  100.00 % PbO
   Oxygen   7.17 %  O
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          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbO
Help on Environment: Environment: Dimorphous with massicot.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1917
Help on Locality: Locality: Cucamonga Peak, San Bernardino Co., California, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in 1917 from a Greek word given by Diocorides to a material obtained in the process of separating lead from silver by pyrometallurgy.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Litharge Say LITHARGE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 62842
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