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Plattnerite Mineral Data

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General Plattnerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbO2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 239.20 gm
   Lead    86.62 %  Pb  100.00 % PbO2
   Oxygen  13.38 %  O
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          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbO2
Help on Environment: Environment: In weathered hydrothermal base-maela deposits, oxidized in arid climates. Dimorphous with scrutinyite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
Help on Locality: Locality: Leadhills, Lanark, Scotland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the German metallurgist, K. F. Plattner (1800-1858).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Plattnerite + Pronunciation Say PLATTNERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 34234
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