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Unnamed (Basic Zinc Sulphate Hydrate)

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About Unnamed (Basic Zinc Sulphate Hydrate)Hide

Zn4SO4(OH)6 · 4H2O
Very pale sea green
The PXRD pattern of this unnamed mineral matches that of the synthetic compound Zn4SO4(OH)6.4H2O given on ICDD-JCPDS card 9-204. It is closely related to namuwite.

Compare also osakaite and lahnsteinite.

Physical Properties of Unnamed (Basic Zinc Sulphate Hydrate)Hide

Very pale sea green

Chemical Properties of Unnamed (Basic Zinc Sulphate Hydrate)Hide

Zn4SO4(OH)6 · 4H2O

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
10.00 (100)
8.50 (6)
7.40 (10)
5.91 (12)
5.11 (10)
4.19 (40)
3.83 (10)
3.28 (12)
3.11 (10)
2.75 (90)
2.65 (35)
2.53 (14)
2.45 (10)
2.41 (20)
2.16 (16)
2.09 (10)
1.58 (50)
1.56 (14)
1.36 (14)
From unindexed ICDD-JCPDS card 9-204 (see also card 35-528 for namuwite which has a = 8.29, c = 10.50 A; Bevins et al. 1982).

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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Localities for Unnamed (Basic Zinc Sulphate Hydrate)Hide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Sauerland
      • Iserlohn
        • Letmathe
Bender, D. and Krimmelbein, W. (1994) Aktuelle Übersicht: Mineralien der Zinkhütte Genna/Sauerland. Stand Juni 1994. Mineralien-Welt, 4/94, 10.
  • Wales
    • Ceredigion
      • Ceulanymaesmawr
        • Talybont
          • Nant-y-Moch Reservoir area
Nat Hist London XRD file X4588F
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