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Macphersonite Mineral Data

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General Macphersonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb4(SO4)(CO3)2(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,078.90 gm
   Hydrogen   0.19 %  H     1.67 % H2O
   Lead      76.82 %  Pb   82.75 % PbO
   Carbon     2.23 %  C     8.16 % CO2
   Sulfur     2.97 %  S     7.42 % SO3
   Oxygen    17.80 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb4(SO4)(CO3)2(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Polymorph of leadhillite and susannite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1985
Help on Locality: Locality: Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Harry Gordon Macpherson (1925-), mineralogist at the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Macphersonite + Pronunciation Say MACPHERSONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 54153
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