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Sonoraite Mineral Data

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General Sonoraite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe+++Te++++O3(OH)•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 266.47 gm
   Iron       20.96 %  Fe   29.96 % Fe2O3
   Tellurium  47.89 %  Te   59.89 % TeO2
   Hydrogen    1.13 %  H    10.14 % H2O
   Oxygen     30.02 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe3+TeO3(OH)•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral derived from oxidized, telluride-bearing ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1968
Help on Locality: Locality: Moctezuma mine, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sonoraite + Pronunciation Say SONORAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 6310
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