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Tooeleite Mineral Data

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General Tooeleite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe+++6(AsO3)4(SO4)(OH)4•4H2O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,388.96 gm
   Iron      30.56 %  Fe   43.69 % Fe2O3
   Arsenic   25.35 %  As   38.89 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   1.12 %  H     9.99 % H2O
   Sulfur     3.00 %  S     7.49 % SO3
   Oxygen    39.97 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.06 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe3+7.6(AsO4)4.7(SO4)1.3(OH)6•4.7(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs in voids in massive scorodite and acid mine drainage.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1992
Help on Locality: Locality: Found on waste dumps of the former gold and arsenic mines in the Gold Hill district, western Tooele County, Utah, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tooeleite + Pronunciation Say TOOELEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1990-010