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Chlorartinite Mineral Data

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General Chlorartinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg2(CO3)Cl(OH)•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 215.13 gm
   Magnesium  22.60 %  Mg   37.47 % MgO
   Hydrogen    3.28 %  H    29.31 % H2O
   Carbon      5.58 %  C    20.46 % CO2
   Chlorine   16.48 %  Cl   16.48 % Cl
                -   %   Cl   -3.72 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     52.06 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg2(CO3)Cl(OH)•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Volcanic exhalations.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The third cone of the Northern Breakthrough of the Main Tolbachik fracture eruption (1975-1976), Kamchatka, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Chloride analog of artinite named after the Italian mineralogist, E. Artini (1866-1928).
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1996-005