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Zincsilite Mineral Data

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General Zincsilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Zn3Si4O10(OH)2•4(H2O) (?)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 574.58 gm
   Zinc      34.14 %  Zn   42.49 % ZnO
   Silicon   19.55 %  Si   41.83 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   1.75 %  H    15.68 % H2O
   Oxygen    44.55 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn3Si4O10(OH)2•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Pseudomorphs after diopside in a galena-sphalerite-chalcopyrite skarn. Forms a series with sauconite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1960
Help on Locality: Locality: Batystau, central Kazakhstan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Name for the composition (Zinc Silicate).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zincsilite + Pronunciation Say ZINCSILITE