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Zincite Mineral Data

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General Zincite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Zn,Mn)O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 80.34 gm
   Manganese   6.84 %  Mn    8.83 % MnO
   Zinc       73.25 %  Zn   91.17 % ZnO
   Oxygen     19.91 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn0.9Mn2+0.1O
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphosed weathered ore deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
Help on Locality: Locality: Major zinc ore at Sterling Hill and Franklin, New Jersey. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its composition containing zinc (From the German, "zink").
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zincite Say ZINCITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 31052
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  Red Oxide of Zinc