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Bruggenite Mineral Data

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General Bruggenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca(IO3)2•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 407.90 gm
   Calcium    9.83 %  Ca   13.75 % CaO
   Hydrogen   0.49 %  H     4.42 % H2O
   Iodine    62.22 %  I    81.84 % I2O5
   Oxygen    27.46 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca(IO3)2•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Veins with nitratine and impregnating the enclosing decomposing rhyolite tuff in a small basin filled with nitrate caliche.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1971
Help on Locality: Locality: Pampa Pique III, about one km north of Oficina Lautaro, Taltal district, Antofagasta, Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Juan Bruggen (1887-1953), University of Chile, who wrote the first textbook on the geology of Chile.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bruggenite + Pronunciation Say BRUGGENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Brueggenite