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Dietzeite Mineral Data

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General Dietzeite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2(IO3)2(CrO4)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 545.96 gm
   Calcium   14.68 %  Ca   20.54 % CaO
   Chromium   9.52 %  Cr   18.32 % CrO3
   Iodine    46.49 %  I    61.14 % I2O5
   Oxygen    29.31 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2(IO3)2(CrO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Nitrate deposits in an arid region.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1894
Help on Locality: Locality: Atacama Desert, Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for August Dietze (?-1893?), German chemist who first described this mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Dietzeite + Pronunciation Say DIETZEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 75923
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