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Aegirine Mineral Data

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General Aegirine Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaFe+++Si2O6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 231.00 gm
   Sodium    9.95 %  Na   13.42 % Na2O
   Iron     24.18 %  Fe   34.56 % Fe2O3
   Silicon  24.32 %  Si   52.02 % SiO2
   Oxygen   41.56 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaFe3+(Si2O6)
Help on Environment: Environment: Sodium rich igneous nepheline syenites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1835
Help on Locality: Locality: Norway, Buskerud, Kongsberg. Magnet Cove, Hot Spring County, Arkansas. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Teutonic god of the sea. Acmite is from the Greek "point" in allusion to the pointed crystals.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Aegirine Say AEGIRINE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Acmite