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Otwayite Mineral Data

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General Otwayite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ni2(CO3)(OH)2•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 229.42 gm
   Nickel    51.16 %  Ni   65.11 % NiO
   Hydrogen   1.76 %  H    15.71 % H2O
   Carbon     5.24 %  C    19.18 % CO2
   Oxygen    41.84 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni2(CO3)(OH)2•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Late-stage fracture filling.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: Otway Ni prospect, 23 km north of the town of Nullagine, Pilbara region, Western Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Charles Albert Otway (1922-), miner and prospector of Cosnells, WA, Australia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Otwayite Say OTWAYITE