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Bischofite Mineral Data

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General Bischofite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MgCl2•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 203.30 gm
   Magnesium  11.96 %  Mg   19.82 % MgO
   Hydrogen    5.95 %  H    53.17 % H2O
   Chlorine   34.88 %  Cl   34.88 % Cl
                -   %   Cl   -7.87 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     47.22 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: MgCl2•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Marine evaporites. Terminal crystallization point in the K-Mg-Na salt sequence. Commonly enriched in Br.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1877
Help on Locality: Locality: Leopoldshall and Stassfut, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Karl Gustav Bischo (1792-1870), German geologist and mineral chemist, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bischofite + Pronunciation Say BISCHOFITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 47161
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