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Paraspurrite Mineral Data

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General Paraspurrite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca5(SiO4)2(CO3)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 444.57 gm
   Calcium  45.08 %  Ca   63.07 % CaO
   Silicon  12.64 %  Si   27.03 % SiO2
   Carbon    2.70 %  C     9.90 % CO2
   Oxygen   39.59 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca5(SiO4)2(CO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: The dominant phase in a sequence of thermally metamorphosed siliceous carbonate rocks of the granulite facies.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: Darwin mines, Darwin, Inyo Co., California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named because of it's similarity to spurrite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Paraspurrite + Pronunciation Say PARASPURRITE