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Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2Si22O41(OH)8•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,563.99 gm
   Sodium     2.94 %  Na    3.96 % Na2O
   Silicon   39.51 %  Si   84.52 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   1.29 %  H    11.52 % H2O
   Oxygen    56.26 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2Si22O41(OH)8•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed by the leaching of magadiite, and from saline brines in playa evaporite alkaline lake deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1967
Help on Locality: Locality: Lake Magadi, Kenya. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the country of origin.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kenyaite Say KENYAITE