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General Fairchildite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K2Ca(CO3)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 238.29 gm
   Potassium  32.82 %  K    39.53 % K2O
   Calcium    16.82 %  Ca   23.53 % CaO
   Carbon     10.08 %  C    36.94 % CO2
   Oxygen     40.29 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K2Ca(CO3)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Dimorph with butschliite. The samples are fused wood-ash clinkers that occurs in partly burned fir and hemlock trees in many national parks and forest in the western United States.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1949
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after John Gifford Fairchild (1882-1965), analytical chemist at the U. S. Geological Survey.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Fairchildite + Pronunciation Say FAIRCHILDITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100845
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