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Tachyhydrite Mineral Data

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General Tachyhydrite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaMg2Cl6•12(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 517.59 gm
   Calcium     7.74 %  Ca   10.83 % CaO
   Magnesium   9.39 %  Mg   15.57 % MgO
   Hydrogen    4.67 %  H    41.77 % H2O
   Chlorine   41.10 %  Cl   41.10 % Cl
                -   %   Cl   -9.27 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     37.09 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaMg2Cl6•12(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Rare constituent of marine salt deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1856
Help on Locality: Locality: Stassfurt, Province of Saxony, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for "quick water", in allusion to its ready deliquescence.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tachyhydrite + Pronunciation Say TACHYHYDRITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 16434
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