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Skorpionite Mineral Data

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General Skorpionite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca3Zn2(PO4)2CO3(OH)2•H2O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 552.09 gm
   Calcium     22.14 %  Ca   30.98 % CaO
   Zinc        23.21 %  Zn   28.89 % ZnO
   Phosphorus  11.16 %  P    25.58 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     0.73 %  H     6.56 % H2O
   Carbon       2.18 %  C     7.97 % CO2
   Oxygen      40.57 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       99.99 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca3.05Zn1.96(PO4)1.99(CO3)(OH)2.06•0.98(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in zinc mine. New structure type.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Skorpion zinc deposit, Namibia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2005-010