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Antarcticite Mineral Data

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General Antarcticite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaCl2•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 219.08 gm
   Calcium   18.29 %  Ca   25.60 % CaO
   Hydrogen   5.52 %  H    49.34 % H2O
   Chlorine  32.37 %  Cl   32.37 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -7.30 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    43.82 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaCl2•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Calcium chloride rich brines at saturation in cool weather..
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1965
Help on Locality: Locality: Saline lakes located in the dry valleys of Antarctica. Bristol Lake, Mojave Co., California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the continent of Antarctica.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Antarcticite + Pronunciation Say ANTARCTICITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Hydrophilite - antarcticite or sinjarite
  ICSD 59142
  PDF 26-1053