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Clintonite Mineral Data

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General Clintonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca(Mg,Al)3(Al3Si)O10(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 415.81 gm
   Calcium     9.64 %  Ca   13.49 % CaO
   Magnesium  12.86 %  Mg   21.32 % MgO
   Aluminum   22.06 %  Al   41.69 % Al2O3
   Silicon     8.78 %  Si   18.79 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.48 %  H     4.33 % H2O
   Oxygen     46.17 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.62 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaMg2.2Al0.7Al2.7Si1.3O10(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Serpentinized limestones and siliceous skarns near contact metamorphic zones.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1843
Help on Locality: Locality: Amity, Warwick, Orange Co., New York, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for De Witt Clinton (1769-1828), American statesman.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Brandesite
  Calciotalc
  Seybertite
  Xanthophyllite