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Squawcreekite Mineral Data

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General Squawcreekite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe+++,Sb+++++,W++++++)O4•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 262.07 gm
   Iron      19.18 %  Fe   27.42 % Fe2O3
   Antimony  41.81 %  Sb   55.55 % Sb2O5
   Hydrogen   0.77 %  H     6.87 % H2O
   Tungsten   7.72 %  W     9.73 % WO3
   Oxygen    30.52 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       99.57 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe3+0.9Sb0.9W0.11O4•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs adjacent to hematite-cassiterite veins in rhyolite and with cassiterite at Esperansa tin mine, near Durango, Mexico. Approved IMA 1988, Redefined to tripuhyite (IMA Code 02-A ).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 2002
Help on Locality: Locality: Type locality is Squaw Creek, Catron County, New Mexico. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in 1991after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Squawcreekite + Pronunciation Say SQUAWCREEKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Discredited IMA 2002