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Pokrovskite Mineral Data

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General Pokrovskite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg2(CO3)(OH)2•0.5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 151.64 gm
   Magnesium  32.06 %  Mg   53.16 % MgO
   Hydrogen    1.99 %  H    17.82 % H2O
   Carbon      7.92 %  C    29.02 % CO2
   Oxygen     58.03 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg2(CO3)(OH)2•0.5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Ultramafic bodies of dunite or serpentinite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1984
Help on Locality: Locality: Drillhole in the Zlatogorsk massif, 90 km west-southwest of Kokchetav, Kazakhstan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Pavel Vladimirovich Pokrovskii (1912-1979), Russian mineralogist, Institute of Geology and Geochemistry, Sverdlovsk, Russia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Pokrovskite + Pronunciation Say POKROVSKITE