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Kanemite Mineral Data

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General Kanemite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaHSi2O5•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 214.21 gm
   Sodium    10.73 %  Na   14.47 % Na2O
   Silicon   26.22 %  Si   56.10 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   3.29 %  H    29.44 % H2O
   Oxygen    59.75 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaHSi2O5•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In evaporites in an interdunary depression (Andjia, Chad).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1972
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Kanem region, near Andjia, Chad. From Lake Bogoria, Rift Valley, Kenya. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Kanem, a region on the northeastern edge of Lake Chad, Chad, where the mineral was discovered.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kanemite Say KANEMITE