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Shakhovite Mineral Data

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General Shakhovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Hg+4Sb+++++O3(OH)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,023.13 gm
   Mercury   78.42 %  Hg   81.55 % Hg2O
   Antimony  11.90 %  Sb   15.81 % Sb2O5
   Hydrogen   0.30 %  H     2.64 % H2O
   Oxygen     9.38 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Hg4SbO3(OH)3
Help on Environment: Environment: A late-stage secondary mineral in the oxidation zone of cinnabar-stibnite ore.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980
Help on Locality: Locality: Kelyan Sb-Hg mine, Buryatia, Siveria, Russia. Khaidarkan, Fergana, Kirghizia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Feliks Nikolaevich Shakhov (1894-1971), Head of the Division of Geochemistry in the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Shakhovite + Pronunciation Say SHAKHOVITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 20907
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