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Loweite Mineral Data

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General Loweite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na12Mg7(SO4)13•15(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,965.07 gm
   Sodium     14.04 %  Na   18.92 % Na2O
   Magnesium   8.66 %  Mg   14.36 % MgO
   Hydrogen    1.54 %  H    13.75 % H2O
   Sulfur     21.21 %  S    52.97 % SO3
   Oxygen     54.55 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na12Mg7(SO4)13•15(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Uncommon mineral in marine salt deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1847
Help on Locality: Locality: Ischl, Hallstatt, and Hall, Austria. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Alexander Lowe (1808-1895), Austrian chemist, Chief Assayer at the Mint, Vienna, Austria.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Loweite Say LOWEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Loeweite