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Eitelite Mineral Data

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General Eitelite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2Mg(CO3)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 190.30 gm
   Sodium     24.16 %  Na   32.57 % Na2O
   Magnesium  12.77 %  Mg   21.18 % MgO
   Carbon     12.62 %  C    46.25 % CO2
   Oxygen     50.44 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2Mg(CO3)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Authigenic mineral in dolomitic shale and bituminous marlstone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
Help on Locality: Locality: drill core in the Kermit Poulson No. 1 well, Green River Formation, in Duchesne Co., Wyoming, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Wilhelm Hermann Julius Eitel (1891-1979), Director of the Institute of Silicate Research, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA, who synthesized the compound.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Eitelite Say EITELITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100482
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