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Mathewrogersite Mineral Data

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General Mathewrogersite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb7(Fe,Cu)Al3GeSi12O36•(OH,H2O)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,678.79 gm
   Aluminum    3.02 %  Al    5.71 % Al2O3
   Iron        1.56 %  Fe    2.01 % FeO
   Copper      0.59 %  Cu    0.74 % CuO
   Silicon    12.58 %  Si   26.92 % SiO2
   Germanium   2.71 %  Ge    3.91 % GeO2
   Hydrogen    0.30 %  H     2.69 % H2O
   Lead       54.14 %  Pb   58.32 % PbO
   Oxygen     25.09 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.30 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb7Fe2+0.75Cu0.25Al3GeSi12O36(OH)4•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Corroded Pb-Zn ores of the lower oxidation zone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1986
Help on Locality: Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named to honor Mathew Rogers, first European prospector at Tsumeb, Namibia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Mathewrogersite + Pronunciation Say MATHEWROGERSITE