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General Ikaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaCO3•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 208.18 gm
   Calcium   19.25 %  Ca   26.94 % CaO
   Hydrogen   5.81 %  H    51.92 % H2O
   Carbon     5.77 %  C    21.14 % CO2
   Oxygen    69.17 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca(CO3)•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In cold, saline marine waters where the formation of calcite is inhibited. Decomposes into water and calcite above 8 deg. C.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1963
Help on Locality: Locality: Ika Fjord, Ivigtut, Greenland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ikaite Say IKAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Fundylite (calcite pseudomorphs)
  Glendonite (calcite pseudomorphs)
  ICSD 31305
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  PDF 37-416
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