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Willemite Mineral Data

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General Willemite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Zn2SiO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 222.86 gm
   Zinc     58.68 %  Zn   73.04 % ZnO
   Silicon  12.60 %  Si   26.96 % SiO2
   Oxygen   28.72 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn2(SiO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Main ore mineral at Franklin, a metamorphosed zinc orebody.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1830
Help on Locality: Locality: Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: After Willem I, King of the Netherlands (1772-1843).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Willemite + Pronunciation Say WILLEMITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 2425
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