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George-ericksenite Mineral Data

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General George-ericksenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na6CaMg(IO3)6(CrO4)2•12(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,699.91 gm
   Sodium      8.11 %  Na   10.94 % Na2O
   Calcium     2.36 %  Ca    3.30 % CaO
   Magnesium   1.43 %  Mg    2.37 % MgO
   Chromium    6.12 %  Cr   11.76 % CrO3
   Hydrogen    1.42 %  H    12.72 % H2O
   Iodine     44.79 %  I    58.91 % I2O5
   Oxygen     35.77 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na6CaMg(IO3)6(CrO4)2•12(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Arid climate and associated with the Chilean nitrate caliche deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Oficina Chacabuco, Chile Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after George E. Ericksen (1920-1996) of Reston, Virginia who conducted studies of nitrate deposits for the U.S.G.S.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Georgeericksenite - Renamed to George-ericksenite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p131
  IMA1996-049