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Nitrocalcite Mineral Data

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General Nitrocalcite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca(NO3)2•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 236.15 gm
   Calcium   16.97 %  Ca   23.75 % CaO
   Hydrogen   3.41 %  H    30.52 % H2O
   Nitrogen  11.86 %  N    45.74 % N2O5
   Oxygen    67.75 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca(NO3)2•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed in caves and on alkaline soils.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1835
Help on Locality: Locality: Pulo di Molfetta caves, Apulia, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for NITROgen and CALCium in the composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nitrocalcite + Pronunciation Say NITROCALCITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 970
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