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(Na,K)2Zn3[Fe(CN)6]2 · nH2O
Anthropogenic compound, formed in gold heap-leach (cyanide leaching) mine-waste.

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Chemical Properties of UM2009-//-CN:FeHKZnHide

(Na,K)2Zn3[Fe(CN)6]2 · nH2O

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Health Risks:
When heated with mineral acids, hexacyanoferrates will liberate prussic acid, HCN (gaseous), which is extremely toxic even at low levels. Contact with acids, therefore, should be prevented at all events.

References for UM2009-//-CN:FeHKZnHide

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N. V. Sidenko, M. A. Cooper, B. L. Sherriff and H. E. Jamieson (2009): Formation and stability of (Na,K)2Zn3[Fe(CN)6]2•nH2O in gold heap-leach mine-waste. Canadian Mineralogist 47, 525-531.

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- 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.)

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  • Montana
    • Phillips Co.
      • Little Rockies Mining District
        • Zortman-Landusky Mine (Zortman Mine)
N. V. Sidenko, M. A. Cooper, B. L. Sherriff and H. E. Jamieson (2009): Formation and stability of (Na,K)2Zn3[Fe(CN)6]2•nH2O in gold heap-leach mine-waste. Canadian Mineralogist 47, 525-531.
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