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Olsacherite Mineral Data

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General Olsacherite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb2(SeO4)(SO4)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 653.42 gm
   Lead      63.42 %  Pb   68.32 % PbO
   Selenium  12.08 %  Se   19.43 % SeO3
   Sulfur     4.91 %  S    12.25 % SO3
   Oxygen    19.59 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb2(SeO4)(SO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidation product of penroseite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1969
Help on Locality: Locality: Pacajake mine, Hiaco, Bolivia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Juan A. Olsacher (1903-1964), Argentine mineralogist, University of Cordoba.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Olsacherite + Pronunciation Say OLSACHERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Kerstenite
  Selenolite