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Makatite Mineral Data

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General Makatite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2Si4O8(OH)2•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 392.39 gm
   Sodium    11.72 %  Na   15.80 % Na2O
   Silicon   28.63 %  Si   61.25 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   2.57 %  H    22.96 % H2O
   Oxygen    57.08 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2Si4O8(OH)2•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Continental evaporite deposits. Forms pseudomorphs after trona.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1970
Help on Locality: Locality: Lake Magadi, Kenya. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Masai "emakat," soda, in allusion to the high sodium content.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Makatite Say MAKATITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 17057
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