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Sakhaite Mineral Data

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General Sakhaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca3Mg(BO3)2(CO3)•0.36(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 328.65 gm
   Calcium    36.58 %  Ca   51.19 % CaO
   Magnesium   7.40 %  Mg   12.26 % MgO
   Boron       6.58 %  B    21.18 % B2O3
   Hydrogen    0.22 %  H     1.97 % H2O
   Carbon      3.65 %  C    13.39 % CO2
   Oxygen     45.57 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca3Mg(BO3)2(CO3)•0.36(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In a skarn.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1966
Help on Locality: Locality: Solongo, Transbaikalia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality, Sakha being the name for Siberia in the Yakut language.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sakhaite Say SAKHAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 20203
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