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Sanderite Mineral Data

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General Sanderite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MgSO4•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 156.40 gm
   Magnesium  15.54 %  Mg   25.77 % MgO
   Hydrogen    2.58 %  H    23.04 % H2O
   Sulfur     20.50 %  S    51.19 % SO3
   Oxygen     61.38 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg(SO4)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Structure analyzed from synthetic material.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1952
Help on Locality: Locality: Efflorescences on kieserite at the Hansa I shaft, Empelde, and the Niedersachsen shaft, near Wathlingen, Austria. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Bruno Sander (1884-1979), Austrian geologist, Alte Universitat, Innsbruck, Austria.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sanderite + Pronunciation Say SANDERITE