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General Blodite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 334.47 gm
   Sodium     13.75 %  Na   18.53 % Na2O
   Magnesium   7.27 %  Mg   12.05 % MgO
   Hydrogen    2.41 %  H    21.54 % H2O
   Sulfur     19.17 %  S    47.87 % SO3
   Oxygen     57.40 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2Mg(SO4)2•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Marine evaporite deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1821
Help on Locality: Locality: Ischel deposit in Austria. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Carl August Bloede (1773-1820), German chemist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Blodite Say BLODITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Bloedite
  Zincbl´┐Żdite - name used for artificial compound.