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Galeite Mineral Data

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General Galeite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na15(SO4)5F4Cl
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 936.61 gm
   Sodium    36.82 %  Na   49.63 % Na2O
   Sulfur    17.12 %  S    42.74 % SO3
   Chlorine   3.79 %  Cl    3.79 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -0.85 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    34.16 %  O
   Fluorine   8.11 %  F     8.11 % F
               -   %   F    -3.42 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na15(SO4)5F4Cl
Help on Environment: Environment: Continental evaporite deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
Help on Locality: Locality: Searles Lake, San Bernardino Co., California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for William Alexander Gale (1898-1985), Director of Research of the American Potash and Chemical Corporation..
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Galeite Say GALEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 4290
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