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Nekoite Mineral Data

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General Nekoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca3Si6O15•7(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 654.84 gm
   Calcium   18.36 %  Ca   25.69 % CaO
   Silicon   25.73 %  Si   55.05 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   2.15 %  H    19.26 % H2O
   Oxygen    53.75 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca3Si6O15•7(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphosed limestone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1956
Help on Locality: Locality: Crestmore quarry, 5 miles NW of Riverside, Riverside Co., California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named by reversing the order for okenite (Lorenz Oken (1779-1851), German natural historian, Munich Germany) because the minerals were so similer.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nekoite Say NEKOITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100436
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