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Magadiite Mineral Data

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General Magadiite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaSi7O13(OH)3•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 550.66 gm
   Sodium     4.17 %  Na    5.63 % Na2O
   Silicon   35.70 %  Si   76.38 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   2.01 %  H    17.99 % H2O
   Oxygen    58.11 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaSi7O13(OH)3•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Associated with other rare alkalic minerals in brines with high Ph and silica content.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1967
Help on Locality: Locality: Lake Magadi, Olduvai Gorge, Kenya. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Magadiite + Pronunciation Say MAGADIITE