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Desautelsite Mineral Data

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General Desautelsite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg6Mn+++2(CO3)(OH)16•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 659.89 gm
   Magnesium  22.10 %  Mg   36.65 % MgO
   Manganese  16.65 %  Mn   21.50 % MnO
   Hydrogen    3.67 %  H    32.76 % H2O
   Carbon      1.82 %  C     6.67 % CO2
   Oxygen     55.76 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       97.58 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg6Mn2+2(CO3)(OH)16•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Imbedded in brucite and in serpentinites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1979
Help on Locality: Locality: Cedar Hill Quarry, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. Artinite locality and old talc prospect, 1 mile NE of Paicacho Peak, San Benito Co. California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Paul E. Desautels (1920-1991), curator of minerals at the U. S. National Museum of Natural History (Smithstonian Institution).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Desautelsite + Pronunciation Say DESAUTELSITE