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Spencerite Mineral Data

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General Spencerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Zn4(PO4)2(OH)2•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 539.56 gm
   Zinc        48.48 %  Zn   60.34 % ZnO
   Phosphorus  11.48 %  P    26.31 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.49 %  H    13.36 % H2O
   Oxygen      38.55 %  O
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              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn4(PO4)2(OH)2•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in some zinc-bearing hydrothermal deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1916
Help on Locality: Locality: Hudson Bay mine, about eight km southeast of Salmo, near Nelson, Kootenay district, British Columbia, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Leonard James Spencer (1870-1959), British mineralogist, formerly Keeper of Minerals, British Museum (Natural History), London, England.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Spencerite + Pronunciation Say SPENCERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 9349
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