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Aksaite Mineral Data

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General Aksaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MgB6O7(OH)6•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 339.24 gm
   Magnesium   7.16 %  Mg   11.88 % MgO
   Boron      19.12 %  B    61.57 % B2O3
   Hydrogen    2.97 %  H    26.55 % H2O
   Oxygen     70.74 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg(B6O7)(OH)6•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In fine-grained halite in a salt dome.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1962
Help on Locality: Locality: Chelkar, Ak-Sai Valley, Uralsk district, Kazakhstan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Aksaite Say AKSAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 15212
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