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Okenite Mineral Data

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General Okenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca3[Si6O15]•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,966.57 gm
   Calcium   20.38 %  Ca   28.52 % CaO
   Silicon   25.71 %  Si   55.00 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   1.85 %  H    16.49 % H2O
   Oxygen    52.07 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca10Si18O46•18(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral from the alteration of basalts.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1828
Help on Locality: Locality: Disko Island, Greenland. Poona, near Bombay, India. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Lorenz Oken (1779-1851), German natural historian, Munich Germany.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Okenite Say OKENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 31207
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