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Sclarite Mineral Data

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General Sclarite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Zn,Mg,Mn++)4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 694.34 gm
   Magnesium   4.20 %  Mg    6.97 % MgO
   Manganese   3.16 %  Mn    4.09 % MnO
   Zinc       50.85 %  Zn   63.30 % ZnO
   Hydrogen    1.45 %  H    12.97 % H2O
   Carbon      3.46 %  C    12.68 % CO2
   Oxygen     36.87 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn2.4Mg1.2Mn2+0.4Zn3(CO3)2(OH)10
Help on Environment: Environment: On a museum specimen, in a veinlet possibly of hydrothermal origin, from a metamorphosed stratiform zinc orebody.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1989
Help on Locality: Locality: Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Charles Bertram Sclar (1925-2001), Geology Department, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sclarite Say SCLARITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 203157
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