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Yavapaiite Mineral Data

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General Yavapaiite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KFe+++(SO4)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 287.07 gm
   Potassium  13.62 %  K    16.41 % K2O
   Iron       19.45 %  Fe   27.81 % Fe2O3
   Sulfur     22.34 %  S    55.78 % SO3
   Oxygen     44.59 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: KFe3+(SO4)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Crystal aggregates coating rubble with other secondary sulfates.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1959
Help on Locality: Locality: United Verde Extension mine, Jerome, Arizona, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Yavapai Indian tribe that inhabited the area of Arizona where the mineral was found.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Yavapaiite + Pronunciation Say YAVAPAIITE