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Zincmelanterite Mineral Data

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General Zincmelanterite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Zn,Cu,Fe++)SO4•7(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 286.05 gm
   Zinc      13.72 %  Zn   17.07 % ZnO
   Iron       1.95 %  Fe    2.51 % FeO
   Copper     6.66 %  Cu    8.34 % CuO
   Hydrogen   4.93 %  H    44.09 % H2O
   Sulfur    11.21 %  S    27.99 % SO3
   Oxygen    61.52 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn0.6Cu0.3Fe2+0.1(SO4)•7(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidation zone of pyritic ore deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1920
Help on Locality: Locality: Good Hope and Vulcan mines, Vulcan, Gunnison Co., Colorado, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the zinc-dominant member of the melanterite group.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Zinc-melanterite - Renamed Zincmelanterite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131