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General Pattersonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbFe3(PO4)2(OH)4(H2O,OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 667.91 gm
   Iron        25.25 %  Fe   32.49 % FeO
   Phosphorus   9.18 %  P    21.04 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.06 %  H     9.44 % H2O
   Lead        31.02 %  Pb   32.22 % Pb2O
   Oxygen      33.49 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       95.19 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbFe2+3.02(PO4)1.98(OH)5.12(H2O)0.94
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in a single, head-sized boulder collected in 1986 on the dumps. Dimorphous with kintoreite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Grube Vereinigung, near Eisenbach, Taunus, Hesse, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Arthur Lindo Patterson (1902-1966), a crystallographer who developed a method employing a Fourier series to generate a three-dimensional function, the now well-known "Patt erson function" in crystal-structure d
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2005-049