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Periclase Mineral Data

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General Periclase Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MgO
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 40.30 gm
   Magnesium  60.30 %  Mg  100.00 % MgO
   Oxygen     39.70 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: MgO
Help on Environment: Environment: Contact metamorphism of dolomites and magnesites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1840
Help on Locality: Locality: Monte Somma and Predazzo, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek peri - "around" and klao - "to cut."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Periclase + Pronunciation Say PERICLASE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 9863
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