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Riversideite Mineral Data

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General Riversideite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca5Si6O16(OH)2•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 694.94 gm
   Calcium   28.84 %  Ca   40.35 % CaO
   Silicon   24.25 %  Si   51.88 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   0.87 %  H     7.78 % H2O
   Oxygen    46.05 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca5Si6O16(OH)2•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphosed limestone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1917
Help on Locality: Locality: Crestmore quarry, 5 miles NW of Riverside, Riverside Co., California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after it's locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Riversideite + Pronunciation Say RIVERSIDEITE