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Fuenzalidaite Mineral Data

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General Fuenzalidaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K6(Na,K)4Na6Mg10(SO4)12(IO3)12•12(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 4,191.42 gm
   Potassium   6.53 %  K     7.87 % K2O
   Sodium      4.94 %  Na    6.65 % Na2O
   Magnesium   5.80 %  Mg    9.62 % MgO
   Hydrogen    0.58 %  H     5.16 % H2O
   Sulfur      9.18 %  S    22.92 % SO3
   Iodine     36.33 %  I    47.78 % I2O5
   Oxygen     36.64 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K7Na9Mg10(SO4)12(IO3)12•12(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In veins and veinlets of white nitrate ore called caliche blanco.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1994
Help on Locality: Locality: A former nitrate mine about 1 km south of the former plant site of Oficina Santa Luisa, Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Humberto Fuenzalida P. (1904-1966), who planned and directed the first school of geology at the University of Chile.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Fuenzalidaite + Pronunciation Say FUENZALIDAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 77416
  IMA1993-021
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