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General Artinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg2(CO3)(OH)2•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 196.68 gm
   Magnesium  24.72 %  Mg   40.98 % MgO
   Hydrogen    4.10 %  H    36.64 % H2O
   Carbon      6.11 %  C    22.38 % CO2
   Oxygen     65.08 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg2(CO3)(OH)2•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Low-temperature hydrothermal mineral in veins and crusts in serpentinized ultrabasic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1902
Help on Locality: Locality: Val Brutta, and Francia in the Val Lanterna, Lombardy, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Italian mineralogist, Ettore Artini (1866-1928), mineralogist at the University of Milan.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Artinite Say ARTINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Cuproartinite-Cu
  ICSD 1320
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