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Schultenite Mineral Data

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General Schultenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbHAsO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 347.13 gm
   Arsenic   21.58 %  As   33.11 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   0.29 %  H     2.59 % H2O
   Lead      59.69 %  Pb   64.30 % PbO
   Oxygen    18.44 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbH(AsO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in lead arsenic ores. Used as an insecticide as commercially prepared lead arsenate.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926
Help on Locality: Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Baron August Benjamin de Schulten (1856-1912) of Helsingfors and Paris, who prepared and described artificial crystals of the compound.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Schultenite + Pronunciation Say SCHULTENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 29552
  Lead arsenate
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