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Pseudocotunnite Mineral Data

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General Pseudocotunnite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K2PbCl4 (?)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 427.21 gm
   Potassium  18.30 %  K    22.05 % K2O
   Lead       48.50 %  Pb   52.25 % PbO
   Chlorine   33.19 %  Cl   33.19 % Cl
                -   %   Cl   -7.49 % -O=Cl2   
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K2PbCl4
Help on Environment: Environment: In fumaroles, associated with cotunnite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1873
Help on Locality: Locality: Vesuvius, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Greek "pseudo", false and cotunnite, a mineral it resembles in some respects.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Pseudocotunnite + Pronunciation Say PSEUDOCOTUNNITE