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Parascorodite Mineral Data

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General Parascorodite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe+++AsO4•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 230.80 gm
   Iron      24.20 %  Fe   34.60 % Fe2O3
   Arsenic   32.46 %  As   49.79 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   1.75 %  H    15.61 % H2O
   Oxygen    41.59 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe3+(AsO4)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed as a product of dissolution of arsenopyrite on medieval dumps. A trigonal dimorph of scorodite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Kank silver mine in the Kutn´┐Ż Hora ore district, central Bohemia, Czech Republic. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From Greek. para, near, and scorodite, with which it has a dimorphic relationship.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1996-061