Chemical Formula: Mg4Si6O15(OH)2·6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 613.82 g
 
Hydrogen 1.97 % H 17.61 % H2O 0.00 %
Oxygen 54.74 % O 0.00 % 0.00 %
Magnesium 15.84 % Mg 26.26 % MgO 0.00 %
Silicon 27.45 % Si 58.73 % SiO2 0.00 %


100.00 % 102.60 %
 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg4Si6O15·6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral associated with serpentine. Can precipitate from alkali saline waters in arid environments
Help on Locality: Locality: Eski Shehr, Asia Minor.. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek, sepia - "cuttlefish" and lithos - "stone." From the German, meerschaum meaning "sea froth."
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Sea Foam
Meerschaum