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Moorhouseite Mineral Data

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General Moorhouseite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Co,Ni,Mn)SO4•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 262.62 gm
   Manganese   2.09 %  Mn    2.70 % MnO
   Cobalt     13.46 %  Co   17.12 % CoO
   Nickel      6.70 %  Ni    8.53 % NiO
   Hydrogen    4.61 %  H    41.16 % H2O
   Sulfur     12.21 %  S    30.49 % SO3
   Oxygen     60.92 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Co0.6Ni0.3Mn2+0.1(SO4)•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Efflorescences with sulfides (probably cobaltian and nickelian pyrite) on siderite´┐Żbarite matrix from a hydrothermal Pb-Zn-Cu orebody associated with a large barite deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1965
Help on Locality: Locality: Magnet Cove barite mine, four km southwest of Walton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Walter Wilson Moorhouse (1913-1969), Canadian Professor of Geology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Moorhouseite + Pronunciation Say MOORHOUSEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1963-008