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Lansfordite Mineral Data

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General Lansfordite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MgCO3•5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 174.39 gm
   Magnesium  13.94 %  Mg   23.11 % MgO
   Hydrogen    5.78 %  H    51.65 % H2O
   Carbon      6.89 %  C    25.24 % CO2
   Oxygen     73.40 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg(CO3)•5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Stalactites pendant from the shale roof of an anthracite coal mine.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1888
Help on Locality: Locality: Nesquehoning, near Lansford, Carbon Co., Pennsylvania, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Lansfordite + Pronunciation Say LANSFORDITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 69476
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