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General Huntite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaMg3(CO3)4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 353.03 gm
   Calcium    11.35 %  Ca   15.88 % CaO
   Magnesium  20.65 %  Mg   34.25 % MgO
   Carbon     13.61 %  C    49.87 % CO2
   Oxygen     54.38 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaMg3(CO3)4
Help on Environment: Environment: Vugs and coating fractures in rock; as flowstone and incrustations in caves; typically precipitated by evaporative concentration of meteoric solutions weathering magnesite- or dolom ite-bearing rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
Help on Locality: Locality: Ala-Mar deposit, Currant Creek district, and the Gabbs mine, Gabbs district, Nye Co., Nevada, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Walter Frederick Hunt (1882-1975), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Huntite Say HUNTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 201729
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