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Zirklerite Mineral Data

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General Zirklerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe++,Mg)9Al4Cl18(OH)12•14(H2O) (?)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,634.03 gm
   Magnesium   3.35 %  Mg    5.55 % MgO
   Aluminum    6.60 %  Al   12.48 % Al2O3
   Iron       23.07 %  Fe   29.68 % FeO
   Hydrogen    2.47 %  H    22.05 % H2O
   Chlorine   39.05 %  Cl   39.05 % Cl
                -   %   Cl   -8.81 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     25.46 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: 9(Fe2+0.75)9(Mg0.25)Al4Cl18(OH)12•14(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Marine evaporite deposits. An incompletely characterized species.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1928
Help on Locality: Locality: Hope, Hanover, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Zirkler, director of the Aschersleben potash works, Germany.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zirklerite + Pronunciation Say ZIRKLERITE