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Tychite Mineral Data

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General Tychite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na6Mg2(CO3)4(SO4)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 522.65 gm
   Sodium     26.39 %  Na   35.58 % Na2O
   Magnesium   9.30 %  Mg   15.42 % MgO
   Carbon      9.19 %  C    33.68 % CO2
   Sulfur      6.14 %  S    15.32 % SO3
   Oxygen     48.98 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na6Mg2(CO3)4(SO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Continental evaporite deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1905
Help on Locality: Locality: Borax Lake, San Bernardino Co., California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for "luck or chance" because out of 5,000 northupite crystals, the last 10 were tychite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tychite Say TYCHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 27792
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