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Wegscheiderite Mineral Data

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General Wegscheiderite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na5(CO3)(HCO3)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 358.01 gm
   Sodium    32.11 %  Na   43.28 % Na2O
   Hydrogen   0.84 %  H     7.55 % H2O
   Carbon    13.42 %  C    49.17 % CO2
   Oxygen    53.63 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na5(CO3)(HCO3)3
Help on Environment: Environment: Replacement of trona in a lacustrine deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1962
Help on Locality: Locality: Perkins Well No. 1, the Perkins Well No. 2, in the Green River Formation about 10 km west, and as large crystals in the Grierson Well No. 1, about 20 km northwest, Sweetwater Co., Utah Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Rudolf Franz Johann Wegscheider (1859-1935), Austrian chemist, who first synthesized the compound.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Wegscheiderite + Pronunciation Say WEGSCHEIDERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 68711
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