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Chlorocalcite Mineral Data

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General Chlorocalcite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KCaCl3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 185.53 gm
   Potassium  21.07 %  K    25.39 % K2O
   Calcium    21.60 %  Ca   30.22 % CaO
   Chlorine   57.33 %  Cl   57.33 % Cl
                -   %   Cl  -12.94 % -O=Cl2   
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: KCaCl3
Help on Environment: Environment: Volcanic sublimate.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1872
Help on Locality: Locality: Mt. Vesuvius, Campania, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition, which was originally thought to be chloride of calcium alone.