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Romarchite Mineral Data

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General Romarchite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: SnO
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 134.71 gm
   Tin     88.12 %  Sn  100.00 % SnO
   Oxygen  11.88 %  O
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          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: SnO
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product on pewter (tin) objects and found on veins containing native tin.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1971
Help on Locality: Locality: Tin cooking utensils submerged since 1830 in the Winnipeg River at Boundary Falls, Manitoba, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the initials of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), where the mineral was identified and for ARCHaeology because it was found on tin artifacts.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Romarchite + Pronunciation Say ROMARCHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 16481
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