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Zircosulfate Mineral Data

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General Zircosulfate Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Zr(SO4)2•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 355.41 gm
   Zirconium  25.67 %  Zr   34.67 % ZrO2
   Hydrogen    2.27 %  H    20.28 % H2O
   Sulfur     18.04 %  S    45.05 % SO3
   Oxygen     54.02 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zr(SO4)2•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Cavity in intensely hydrothermally altered nepheline syenite pegmatite, perhaps formed by acid sulfatic solutions attacking eudialyte.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1965
Help on Locality: Locality: Korgeredaba alkalic massif, Sangilen Upland, southeastern Tuva, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the zirconium and sulfate in its composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zircosulfate + Pronunciation Say ZIRCOSULFATE