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Gorgeyite Mineral Data

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General Gorgeyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K2Ca5(SO4)6•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 872.98 gm
   Potassium   8.96 %  K    10.79 % K2O
   Calcium    22.95 %  Ca   32.12 % CaO
   Hydrogen    0.23 %  H     2.06 % H2O
   Sulfur     22.04 %  S    55.03 % SO3
   Oxygen     45.82 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K2Ca5(SO4)6•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in evaporite deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1953
Help on Locality: Locality: Ischl salt deposit, near Salzburg, Austria. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Rolf von Gorgey (1886-1915), mineralogist specializing in Austrian salt deposits.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gorgeyite + Pronunciation Say GORGEYITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Goergeyite