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Smithsonite Mineral Data

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General Smithsonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ZnCO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 125.40 gm
   Zinc    52.15 %  Zn   64.90 % ZnO
   Carbon   9.58 %  C    35.10 % CO2
   Oxygen  38.28 %  O
          ______        ______ 
          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn(CO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: Commonly found as an oxidation product of Zn-bearing ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
Help on Locality: Locality: Mendips at Derbyshire, UK. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after James Smithson (1765-1829), English mineralogist who financed the founding of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Smithsonite + Pronunciation Say SMITHSONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Calamine
  ICSD 100679
  PDF 8-449
  Zinc spar