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Pitticite Mineral Data

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General Pitticite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Hydrous ferric arsenate sulfate (Fe, AsO4, SO4, H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 364.69 gm
   Iron      30.63 %  Fe   43.79 % Fe2O3
   Arsenic   20.54 %  As   31.51 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   0.55 %  H     4.94 % H2O
   Sulfur     8.79 %  S    21.95 % SO3
   Oxygen    39.48 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      102.19 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe3+2(AsO4)(SO4)•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Late secondary mineral formed by oxidation of earlier arsenic-bearing species, may be deposited by mine and spring waters.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1813
Help on Locality: Locality: Frieber, Schneeberg, Schwarzenberg, Johanngeorgenstadt, Marienber, and other districts in Saxony, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for "pitch", for its typical resinous appearance.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Pitticite + Pronunciation Say PITTICITE