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Wattersite Mineral Data

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General Wattersite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Hg+4Hg++Cr++++++O6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 549.17 gm
   Chromium   9.47 %  Cr   18.21 % CrO3
   Mercury   73.05 %  Hg   37.98 % Hg2O / 39.44 % HgO
   Oxygen    17.48 %  O
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            100.00 %       95.63 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: HgHgCrO6
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidized zone of mercury deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1991
Help on Locality: Locality: Clear Creek mercury mine, new Idria district, San Benito County, California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The mineral is named for Mr. Lu Watters(1911-1989), a well known California mineral collector, jazz trumpeter, chef and environmentalist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Wattersite + Pronunciation Say WATTERSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 81605
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