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Shannonite Mineral Data

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General Shannonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb2OCO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 490.41 gm
   Lead    84.50 %  Pb   91.03 % PbO
   Carbon   2.45 %  C     8.97 % CO2
   Oxygen  13.05 %  O
          ______        ______ 
          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb2O(CO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: In silicified breccia.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1993 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Grand Reef mine, Graham County, Arizona, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For David M. Shannon (1942- ), a mineral dealer who helped collect the first samples of the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Shannonite + Pronunciation Say SHANNONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1993-053