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Dawsonite Mineral Data

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General Dawsonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaAl(CO3)(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 144.00 gm
   Sodium    15.97 %  Na   21.52 % Na2O
   Aluminum  18.74 %  Al   35.40 % Al2O3
   Hydrogen   1.40 %  H    12.51 % H2O
   Carbon     8.34 %  C    30.56 % CO2
   Oxygen    55.56 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaAl(CO3)(OH)2
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1874
Help on Locality: Locality: Feldspathic dike near McGill university, Montreal, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Canadian geologist, J. W. Dawson (1820-1899).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Dawsonite + Pronunciation Say DAWSONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100140
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