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Giorgiosite Mineral Data

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General Giorgiosite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2•5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 485.65 gm
   Magnesium  25.02 %  Mg   41.50 % MgO
   Hydrogen    2.49 %  H    22.26 % H2O
   Carbon      9.89 %  C    36.25 % CO2
   Oxygen     62.59 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2•5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs on the lava. Metastable phase between nesquehonite and hydromagnesite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1905
Help on Locality: Locality: Alphroessa, Santorin, Greece. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for one of the cones, Giorgios, created during the eruption at Santorin islands in 1866.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Giorgiosite + Pronunciation Say GIORGIOSITE