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Mangazeite Mineral Data

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General Mangazeite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al2(SO4)(OH)4•3H2O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 278.44 gm
   Aluminum  19.28 %  Al   36.44 % Al2O3
   Hydrogen   3.87 %  H    34.55 % H2O
   Sulfur    11.63 %  S    29.04 % SO3
   Oxygen    65.22 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.03 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al1.99(SO4)1.01(OH)3.94•3.37(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found as a supergene mineral in fractured, sericitized, and pyritized granodiorite adjacent to a quartz-arsenopyrite vein. Aluminite group.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Mangazeiskoye silver ore deposit, Eastern Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2005-021a