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Chloromagnesite Mineral Data

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General Chloromagnesite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MgCl2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 95.21 gm
   Magnesium  25.53 %  Mg   42.33 % MgO
   Chlorine   74.47 %  Cl   74.47 % Cl
                -   %   Cl  -16.80 % -O=Cl2   
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: MgCl2
Help on Environment: Environment: Sublimate in fumaroles. Highly deliquescent.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Approved IMA
Help on Locality: Locality: Vesuvius, Campania, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in 1873 for it's composition.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 261571
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