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General Brucite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 58.32 gm
   Magnesium  41.68 %  Mg   69.11 % MgO
   Hydrogen    3.46 %  H    30.89 % H2O
   Oxygen     54.87 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: It occurs in serpentine, in chlorite or dolomitic schists, or in crystalline limestones as an alteration product of periclase.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1824
Help on Locality: Locality: New Jersey, USA serpentine. Asbestos mines of Asbestos and Black Lake in Quebec, Canada. crystalline limestones at Crestmore, California, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the American mineralogist, A. Bruce (1777-1818).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Brucite Say BRUCITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64722
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