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Falcondoite Mineral Data

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General Falcondoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ni,Mg)4Si6O15(OH)2•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 750.99 gm
   Magnesium   3.24 %  Mg    5.37 % MgO
   Silicon    22.44 %  Si   48.00 % SiO2
   Nickel     23.45 %  Ni   29.84 % NiO
   Hydrogen    1.88 %  H    16.79 % H2O
   Oxygen     49.00 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni3MgSi6O15(OH)2•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Laterite deposits. Nickel analog of sepiolite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1976
Help on Locality: Locality: Loma Peruera laterite deposit at Bonao, Dominican Republic. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the contraction of FALCONbridge DOminica C. Por A., the mining company at the type locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Falcondoite + Pronunciation Say FALCONDOITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Garnierite