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Siderotil Mineral Data

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General Siderotil Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe++SO4•5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 241.99 gm
   Iron      23.08 %  Fe   29.69 % FeO
   Hydrogen   4.17 %  H    37.22 % H2O
   Sulfur    13.25 %  S    33.09 % SO3
   Oxygen    59.51 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+(SO4)•5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Dehydration of cuprian melanterite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1891
Help on Locality: Locality: Idrija (Idria), Slovenia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for iron, sideros, and for fiber, tilos, for its composition and structure.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Siderotil + Pronunciation Say SIDEROTIL