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General Whewellite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca(C2O4)•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 146.11 gm
   Calcium   27.43 %  Ca   38.38 % CaO
   Hydrogen   1.38 %  H    12.33 % H2O
   Carbon    16.44 %  C    49.29 % C2O3
   Oxygen    54.75 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaC2O4•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: The mineral is deposited from low temperature hydrothermal solutions which have come into contact with carboniferous lithologies, releasing methane, such as in graphitic schists or, primarily, from areas surrounding coa
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1852
Help on Locality: Locality: The classic locality occurs in the anthracite deposits of the Doehlener Basin of Freital and Burgk, where clear crystals of up to 2 cm, mostly twinned, are found in association with ca Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the British mineralogist, crystallographer and natural philosopher William Whewell (1794-1866), professor of mineralogy at Cambridge.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Whewellite + Pronunciation Say WHEWELLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Calcium Oxalate
  ICSD 30782
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