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Norsethite Mineral Data

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General Norsethite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaMg(CO3)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 281.65 gm
   Barium     48.76 %  Ba   54.44 % BaO
   Magnesium   8.63 %  Mg   14.31 % MgO
   Carbon      8.53 %  C    31.25 % CO2
   Oxygen     34.08 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaMg(CO3)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Authigenic mineral in and underlying the Green River Formation
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1960
Help on Locality: Locality: Westvaco trona mine, about 30 km west of Green River, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Keith Norseth (1927-1991), American engineering geologist, Westvaco trona mine, Wyoming, USA,
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Norsethite + Pronunciation Say NORSETHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24435
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