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Rinneite Mineral Data

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General Rinneite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K3NaFe++Cl6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 408.85 gm
   Potassium  28.69 %  K    34.56 % K2O
   Sodium      5.62 %  Na    7.58 % Na2O
   Iron       13.66 %  Fe   17.57 % FeO
   Chlorine   52.03 %  Cl   52.03 % Cl
                -   %   Cl  -11.74 % -O=Cl2   
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K3NaFe2+Cl6
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in marine saline evaporite deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1909
Help on Locality: Locality: Wolkranshusen near Nordhausen, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Friedrich Wilhelm Berthold Rinne (1863-1933), German crystallographer and petrographer, University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Rinneite Say RINNEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 32717
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