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Molysite Mineral Data

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General Molysite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe+++Cl3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 162.21 gm
   Iron      34.43 %  Fe   49.23 % Fe2O3
   Chlorine  65.57 %  Cl   65.57 % Cl
               -   %  Cl  -14.80 % -O=Cl2   
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe3+Cl3
Help on Environment: Environment: volcanic fumaroles.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
Help on Locality: Locality: Vesuvius, Italy Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for a stain, as it stains the host rock.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Molysite Say MOLYSITE