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General Sophiite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Zn2(SeO3)Cl2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 328.64 gm
   Zinc      39.79 %  Zn   49.53 % ZnO
   Selenium  24.03 %  Se   33.76 % SeO2
   Chlorine  21.58 %  Cl   21.58 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -4.87 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    14.60 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn2(SeO3)Cl2
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in fumaroles 180-230 deg C.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1989
Help on Locality: Locality: Great Tolbachik Fissure Eruption, Kamchatka, Russian. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Sophia Ivanovna Noboko (1909-), Russian volcanoloist and mineralogist, a leading investigator of the Kamchatka volcanos.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sophiite Say SOPHIITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 67606
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