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Carlosruizite Mineral Data

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General Carlosruizite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(Se++++++O4)12(IO3)12•12(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 4,438.69 gm
   Potassium   5.46 %  K     6.58 % K2O
   Sodium      3.47 %  Na    4.68 % Na2O
   Magnesium   5.48 %  Mg    9.08 % MgO
   Chromium    1.29 %  Cr    2.48 % CrO3
   Hydrogen    0.54 %  H     4.87 % H2O
   Selenium   11.74 %  Se   18.88 % SeO3
   Sulfur      3.11 %  S     7.76 % SO3
   Iodine     34.31 %  I    45.12 % I2O5
   Oxygen     34.60 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.44 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K6.2Na6.7Mg10(SeO4)6.6(SO4)4.3(CrO4)1.1(IO3)12�12(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In samples of iquiqueite leached from caliche amarillo (yellow nitrate ore). Forms a series with fuenzalidaite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1994
Help on Locality: Locality: Probably in the vicinity of Zapiga, Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Carlos Ruiz F. (1916- ), who planned and directed the first national geological institution of Chile.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 77417
  IMA1993-020
  PDF 47-1852