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Caoxite Mineral Data

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General Caoxite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca(C2O4)•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 182.14 gm
   Calcium   22.00 %  Ca   30.79 % CaO
   Hydrogen   3.32 %  H    29.67 % H2O
   Carbon    13.19 %  C    39.54 % C2O3
   Oxygen    61.49 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaC2O4•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In open fractures (up to 0.5 mm wide) cutting manganese and barium rich mineralized metacherts.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The Cerchiara mine, near Faggiona, Val di Vara, La Spezia, eastern Liguria, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the acronym of "Centennial Anniversary Of X-rays" and also for Calcium Oxalate.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 77096
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