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Zincocopiapite Mineral Data

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General Zincocopiapite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ZnFe+++4(SO4)6(OH)2•18(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,223.45 gm
   Zinc       5.34 %  Zn    6.65 % ZnO
   Iron      18.26 %  Fe   26.11 % Fe2O3
   Hydrogen   3.13 %  H    27.98 % H2O
   Sulfur    15.73 %  S    39.26 % SO3
   Oxygen    57.54 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: ZnFe3+4(SO4)6(OH)2•18(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral formed in the oxidation zone of a Pb-Zn deposit in a very arid climate.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: Undisclosed Pb-Zn deposit [Xitieshan mine, south of Mt. Qilianshan, Chaidamu], Qinghai Province, China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Namrd for its dominant content of zinc and relation to copiapite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zincocopiapite + Pronunciation Say ZINCOCOPIAPITE