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Butschliite Mineral Data

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General Butschliite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K2Ca(CO3)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 238.29 gm
   Potassium  32.82 %  K    39.53 % K2O
   Calcium    16.82 %  Ca   23.53 % CaO
   Carbon     10.08 %  C    36.94 % CO2
   Oxygen     40.29 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K2Ca(CO3)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs in the clinkers of melted wood ash found in partly burned trees, mainly hemlock and fir, in the forests of the western United States. Dimorphous with fairchildite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1947
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Johann Adam Otto Butschli (1848-1920), professor of zoology, Heidelberg, Germany, who studied the double carbonates of K and Ca.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Butschliite + Pronunciation Say BUTSCHLIITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Buetschliite