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Santite Mineral Data

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General Santite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KB5O6(OH)4•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 293.20 gm
   Potassium  13.33 %  K    16.06 % K2O
   Boron      18.43 %  B    59.36 % B2O3
   Hydrogen    2.75 %  H    24.58 % H2O
   Oxygen     65.48 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: KB5O6(OH)4•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed in fumaroles, probably a product of reaction between potassium-rich solutions and larderellite
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1970
Help on Locality: Locality: Larderello, Val di Cecina, Tuscany, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Giorgio Santi (1746-1822), Italian chemist and Director, Museum of Natural History, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Santite Say SANTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 18211
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