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Zenzenite Mineral Data

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General Zenzenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb3(Fe+++,Mn+++)4Mn++++3O15
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,222.03 gm
   Manganese  20.68 %  Mn    9.04 % Mn2O3 / 22.77 % MnO2
   Iron       10.51 %  Fe   15.03 % Fe2O3
   Lead       49.17 %  Pb   52.97 % PbO
   Oxygen     19.64 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.80 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb2.9Fe3+2.3Mn3+1.4Mn4+3.2O15
Help on Environment: Environment: Cabonate-phyllosilicate skarn rock in a metamorphosed Fe-Mn orebody.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1991
Help on Locality: Locality: Langban, Varmland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Nile Zenzen (1883-1959), formerly Senior curator of the Swedish museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zenzenite + Pronunciation Say ZENZENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1990-031