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Sinjarite Mineral Data

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General Sinjarite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaCl2•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 147.01 gm
   Calcium   27.26 %  Ca   38.14 % CaO
   Hydrogen   2.74 %  H    24.51 % H2O
   Chlorine  48.23 %  Cl   48.23 % Cl
               -   %  Cl  -10.88 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    21.77 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaCl2•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in detritus in a wadi cutting across the Sinjar anticline. Very deliquescent.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980
Help on Locality: Locality: Sinjar, W of Mosul, Iraq. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sinjarite + Pronunciation Say SINJARITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Hydrophilite - antarcticite or sinjarite
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