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Morenosite Mineral Data

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General Morenosite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NiSO4•7(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 280.86 gm
   Nickel    20.90 %  Ni   26.59 % NiO
   Hydrogen   5.02 %  H    44.90 % H2O
   Sulfur    11.42 %  S    28.51 % SO3
   Oxygen    62.66 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni(SO4)•7(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral from nickel-bearing sulfide ores. Forms a series with epsomite, dehydrates to retarsite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1851
Help on Locality: Locality: Cap Hortegal, Galicia, Spain. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Antonio Moreno Ruiz (1796-1852), Spanish pharmacist and chemist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Morenosite + Pronunciation Say MORENOSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 39419
  Nickel Vitriol
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