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General Ottensite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na3(Sb2O3)3(SbS3)•3H2O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,214.40 gm
   Potassium   0.10 %  K
   Sodium      5.47 %  Na
   Antimony   70.08 %  Sb
   Hydrogen    0.53 %  H
   Sulfur      7.37 %  S
   Oxygen     16.46 %  O
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2.89K0.03(Sb2O3)3.03Sb0.93S2.793(OH)0.13
Help on Environment: Environment: Supergene product of stibnite weathering. Na-dominant analogue of cetineite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Qinglong Sb-deposit, Quinglong County, Guizhou Province, Peopleďż˝s Republic of China Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Berthold Ottens (b 1942), , mineral collector and dealer from Spiegelau, Germany.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2006-014