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Panichiite Mineral Data

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General Panichiite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (NH4)2SnCl6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 371.89 gm
   Potassium   1.05 %  K     1.27 % K2O
   Tin        31.60 %  Sn   40.12 % SnO2
   Hydrogen    2.06 %  H      -   % Calc as (NH4)2O
   Bromine     1.50 %  Br    1.50 % Br
                -   %   Br   -0.15 % -O=Br2   
   Nitrogen    7.16 %  N    13.30 % (NH4)2O
   Chlorine   56.63 %  Cl   56.63 % Cl
                -   %   Cl  -12.78 % -O=Cl2   
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.89 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: (NH4)1.9K0.1Sn0.99Cl5.94Br0.07
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in a medium-temperature intracrater fumarole (~250°C).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: La Fossa crater, Vulcano, Aeolian Islands, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ugo Panichi, a pioneer in the study of minerals from Vulcano.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Ammonium hexachlorostannate
  IMA2008-005