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Niahite Mineral Data

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General Niahite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (NH4)(Mn++,Mg,Ca)PO4•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 180.15 gm
   Calcium      2.22 %  Ca    3.11 % CaO
   Magnesium    2.70 %  Mg    4.47 % MgO
   Manganese   21.35 %  Mn   27.56 % MnO
   Phosphorus  17.19 %  P    39.40 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.01 %  H      -   % Calc as (NH4)2O
   Hydrogen     1.34 %  H    12.00 % H2O
   Nitrogen     7.00 %  N    13.01 % (NH4)2O
   Oxygen      46.18 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       99.56 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: (NH4)0.9Mn2+0.7Mg0.2Ca0.1(PO4)•1.2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Derived from the breakdown of bat guano.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1983
Help on Locality: Locality: Niah Great Cave, Sarawak, Malaysia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Niahite Say NIAHITE