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Calcite Mineral Data

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General Calcite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaCO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 100.09 gm
   Calcium  40.04 %  Ca   56.03 % CaO
   Carbon   12.00 %  C    43.97 % CO2
   Oxygen   47.96 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: (CO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
Help on Locality: Locality: Common world wide. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Latin, calx, meaning lime.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Calcite Say CALCITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Glendonite - pseudomorph
  ICSD 73446
  Manganocalcite - variety
  PDF 5-586
  Parakutnohorite - intermediate composition between calcite and rhodochrosite