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Chalconatronite Mineral Data

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General Chalconatronite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2Cu(CO3)2•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 283.59 gm
   Sodium    16.21 %  Na   21.86 % Na2O
   Copper    22.41 %  Cu   28.05 % CuO
   Hydrogen   2.13 %  H    19.06 % H2O
   Carbon     8.47 %  C    31.04 % CO2
   Oxygen    50.78 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2Cu(CO3)2•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Encrustation on bronze objects buried for centuries with their owner's natron-mummified bodies.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
Help on Locality: Locality: Egyptian bronze objects buried in tombs. Also at Grube Gluckrad, near Oberschulenberg, Hartz Mountains, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the composition, copper and natron (soda).
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 200410
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