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Nitratine Mineral Data

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General Nitratine Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaNO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 84.99 gm
   Sodium    27.05 %  Na   36.46 % Na2O
   Nitrogen  16.48 %  N    63.54 % N2O5
   Oxygen    56.47 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na(NO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: Residual water-soluble surface deposits in extremely arid deserts. Nitrates occur in clay rich caliche deposits replenished by occasional desert thunderstorms which fix N2 from the air.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
Help on Locality: Locality: Confidence Hills, southern Death Valley. Atacam desert, Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its composition of containing nitrates.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nitratine + Pronunciation Say NITRATINE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 15332
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