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Zaherite Mineral Data

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General Zaherite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al12(SO4)5(OH)26•20H20
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,606.59 gm
   Aluminum  20.15 %  Al   38.08 % Al2O3
   Hydrogen   4.14 %  H    37.00 % H2O
   Sulfur     9.98 %  S    24.92 % SO3
   Oxygen    65.73 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al12(SO4)5(OH)26•20(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In a massive kaolinite-boehmite rock.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: Salt Range, Pakistan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for M. A. Zaher, Geological Survey of Bangladesh, who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zaherite Say ZAHERITE