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Scorodite Mineral Data

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General Scorodite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe+++AsO4•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 230.80 gm
   Iron      24.20 %  Fe   34.60 % Fe2O3
   Arsenic   32.46 %  As   49.79 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   1.75 %  H    15.61 % H2O
   Oxygen    41.59 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe3+(AsO4)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Primary mineral at hydrothermal deposits and secondary mineral in gossens. Forms a series with mansfieldite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1817
Help on Locality: Locality: TL: Unknown. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek skorodon - meaning "garlic" alluding to the arsenic odor when heated.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Scorodite + Pronunciation Say SCORODITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 627
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