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Iquiqueite Mineral Data

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General Iquiqueite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K3Na4Mg(Cr++++++O4)B24O39(OH)•12(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,466.16 gm
   Potassium   8.00 %  K     9.64 % K2O
   Sodium      6.27 %  Na    8.45 % Na2O
   Magnesium   1.66 %  Mg    2.75 % MgO
   Chromium    3.55 %  Cr    6.82 % CrO3
   Boron      17.70 %  B    56.98 % B2O3
   Hydrogen    1.72 %  H    15.36 % H2O
   Oxygen     61.11 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K3Na4Mg(CrO4)B24O39(OH)•12(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Generally disseminated in nitratine ore.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1986
Help on Locality: Locality: Iquique, Tarapaca Province, Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Iquiqueite + Pronunciation Say IQUIQUEITE