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Tarbuttite Mineral Data

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General Tarbuttite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Zn2(PO4)(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 242.76 gm
   Zinc        53.87 %  Zn   67.05 % ZnO
   Phosphorus  12.76 %  P    29.24 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     0.42 %  H     3.71 % H2O
   Oxygen      32.95 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn2(PO4)(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in the oxidized portions of Zn-bearing ore zones.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1907
Help on Locality: Locality: Kabwe, Broken Hill mines, northwestern Zambia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Percy Coventry Tarbutt, director of the Broken Hill Explaration Co., Zambia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tarbuttite + Pronunciation Say TARBUTTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Salmoite