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Sohngeite Mineral Data

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General Sohngeite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ga(OH)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 120.75 gm
   Gallium   57.74 %  Ga   77.62 % Ga2O3
   Hydrogen   2.50 %  H    22.38 % H2O
   Oxygen    39.75 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ga(OH)3
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product of gallite-bearing germanite in an oxidation zone of a dolostone-hosted hydrothermal polymetallic ore deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1965
Help on Locality: Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for A.P.G. Sohnge, formerly Chief Geologist, Tsumeb Corporation, Tsumeb, Namibia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sohngeite + Pronunciation Say SOHNGEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Soehngeite