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Szmikite Mineral Data

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General Szmikite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MnSO4•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 169.02 gm
   Manganese  32.50 %  Mn   41.97 % MnO
   Hydrogen    1.19 %  H    10.66 % H2O
   Sulfur     18.97 %  S    47.37 % SO3
   Oxygen     47.33 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+(SO4)•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Post-mining incrustation.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1877
Help on Locality: Locality: Baia Sprie (Felsob�nya) and in the Borza�s gold mine, Gutai Mountains, Romainia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ignaz Nathaniel Szmik (1815-1881), Hungarian mining official at Felsobanya, Hungary (now Baia Sprie, Romania), who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Szmikite Say SZMIKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 71344
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