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Nitromagnesite Mineral Data

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General Nitromagnesite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg(NO3)2•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 256.41 gm
   Magnesium   9.48 %  Mg   15.72 % MgO
   Hydrogen    4.72 %  H    42.16 % H2O
   Nitrogen   10.93 %  N    42.12 % N2O5
   Oxygen     74.88 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg(NO3)2•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Cave deposit in humidities up to 78%, typically formed as a leachate of bat guano.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1835
Help on Locality: Locality: Nicojack Cave, Madison Co., Kentucky, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for NITROgen and MAGNESium in the composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nitromagnesite + Pronunciation Say NITROMAGNESITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 23220
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