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Magnesite Mineral Data

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General Magnesite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MgCO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 84.31 gm
   Magnesium  28.83 %  Mg   47.80 % MgO
   Carbon     14.25 %  C    52.20 % CO2
   Oxygen     56.93 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg(CO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: Evaporite mineral in sedimentary rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1807
Help on Locality: Locality: Magnis´┐Ża (Magnesia) Prefecture, Thessalia (Thessaly) Department, Greece Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its chemical composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Magnesite + Pronunciation Say MAGNESITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Bitter spar
  Hoshiite - Ni-bearing magnesite
  ICSD 80870
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