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Kambaldaite Mineral Data

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General Kambaldaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaNi4(CO3)3(OH)3•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 542.85 gm
   Sodium     4.24 %  Na    5.71 % Na2O
   Nickel    43.25 %  Ni   55.04 % NiO
   Hydrogen   1.67 %  H    14.93 % H2O
   Carbon     6.64 %  C    24.32 % CO2
   Oxygen    44.21 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaNi4(CO3)3(OH)3•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in nickel-bearing rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1985
Help on Locality: Locality: Otter shoot, Kambalda, WA, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kambaldaite + Pronunciation Say KAMBALDAITE