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General Zincosite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ZnSO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 161.45 gm
   Zinc    40.50 %  Zn   50.41 % ZnO
   Sulfur  19.86 %  S    49.59 % SO3
   Oxygen  39.64 %  O
          ______        ______ 
          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn(SO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Doubtful species not naturally present at the discovery locality.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Approved IMA - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1852
Help on Locality: Locality: Barranco-Jarosa mine, Aquilas, Murcia, Sierra Almagrera, Spain. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition (Zn).
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Almagrerite
  Zinkosite - Renamed to zincosite

Zincosite Crystallography

Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic Space Group: Unk

Physical Properties of Zincosite

Help on Color: Color: White, Wine yellow.
Help on Density: Density: 4.33

Optical Properties of Zincosite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= 0.082 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
KPDmeas= 0.1537,KC= 0.1674
Ncalc = 1.72
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (-), a=1.658, b=1.669, g=1.67, bire=0.0120, 2V(Calc)=32, 2V(Meas)=25.

Calculated Properties of Zincosite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=4.18 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Zincosite =4.33 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEZincosite = 21.27 barns/electron
U=PEZincosite x rElectron Density= 89.00 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Zincosite is Not Radioactive

Zincosite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (28)Sulfate Minerals
  (28.00)Without Dana Classification Numbers
  (28.00.00)Sulfate Adranosite (NH4)4NaAl2(SO4)4Cl(OH)2 I 41/acd 4mm Blakeite Fe2(TeO3)3 Cubic ? Cubic IMA2008-029 (NH4)3Fe(SO4)3 R 3c 3m IMA2008-040 BiMo2O7(OH)•2H2O P 21/m 2/m Radiobarite* (Ba,Ra)SO4 2/m 2/m 2/m Zincosite* ZnSO4 Unk Ortho
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 07.AB.10 07 - SULFATES (SELENATES, TELLURATES)
  07.A - Sulfates (selenates, etc.) without Additional Anions, without H2O
  07.AB -With medium-sized cations
07.AB.10 Chalcocyanite CuSO4 Pmnb 2/m 2/m 2/m
07.AB.10 Zincosite* ZnSO4 Unk Ortho

Other Zincosite Information

Help on References: References: PHYS. PROP.(Dana's Sys. of Min.,7th ed.,Vol.2,1951) OPTIC PROP.(Dana's Sys. of Min.,7th ed.,Vol.2,)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Zincosite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - GeoScienceWorld
5 - Google Images
6 - Google Scholar
7 - MinDAT
8 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
9 - Online Mineral Museum
10 - QUT Mineral Atlas
11 - Ruff.Info

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Dana No: Strunz No: 07.AB.10