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Rauenthalite Mineral Data

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General Rauenthalite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca3(AsO4)2•10(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 578.23 gm
   Calcium   20.79 %  Ca   29.09 % CaO
   Arsenic   25.91 %  As   39.75 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   3.49 %  H    31.16 % H2O
   Oxygen    49.81 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca3(AsO4)2•10(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Post-mine low-temperature reaction product of carbonate gangue with arsenical solutions derived from arsenic.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Rauenthal vein system, on which Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France, is located.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Rauenthalite + Pronunciation Say RAUENTHALITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 36047
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