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Imogolite Mineral Data

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General Imogolite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al2SiO3(OH)4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 198.08 gm
   Aluminum  27.24 %  Al   51.48 % Al2O3
   Silicon   14.18 %  Si   30.33 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   2.04 %  H    18.19 % H2O
   Oxygen    56.54 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al2SiO3(OH)4
Help on Environment: Environment: Principally in soils derived from volcanic ash.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1962
Help on Locality: Locality: Imogo soil, Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Imogolite + Pronunciation Say IMOGOLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Grunlingite