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Schwartzembergite Mineral Data

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General Schwartzembergite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb++6(IO3)2O3Cl4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,782.81 gm
   Lead      69.73 %  Pb   75.12 % PbO
   Iodine    14.24 %  I    18.72 % I2O5
   Chlorine   7.95 %  Cl    7.95 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -1.79 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     8.08 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb6(IO3)2O3Cl4
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidized lead ores in areas which host caliche nitrate deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1864
Help on Locality: Locality: Cerro Grodo and various other points in northern Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for H. Schwartzemberg, assayer, Copiapo, Chile.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Schwartzembergite + Pronunciation Say SCHWARTZEMBERGITE