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Hazenite Mineral Data

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General Hazenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KNaMg2(PO4)2•14H2O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 552.85 gm
   Potassium    7.07 %  K     8.52 % K2O
   Sodium       4.16 %  Na    5.61 % Na2O
   Magnesium    8.79 %  Mg   14.58 % MgO
   Phosphorus  11.21 %  P    25.67 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     5.10 %  H    45.62 % H2O
   Oxygen      63.67 %  O
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              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: KNaMg2(PO4)2•14(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in dried-out or decomposed algae on porous calcium-carbonate (calcite and aragonite) substrates. Precipitated by microbes. Struvite group
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Proposed IMA 2007
Help on Locality: Locality: South shore of Mono Lake, California, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Robert M. Hazen, Senior Research Scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington�s Geophysical Laboratory and the Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at Georg e Mason University.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2007-061