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General Analcime Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaAlSi2O6•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 220.15 gm
   Sodium    10.44 %  Na   14.08 % Na2O
   Aluminum  12.26 %  Al   23.16 % Al2O3
   Silicon   25.51 %  Si   54.58 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   0.92 %  H     8.18 % H2O
   Oxygen    50.87 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaAl(Si2O6)•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs frequently in basalts and other basic igneous rocks associated with other zeolites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1801
Help on Locality: Locality: From near Catanes, Cyclopean Isles, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek word meaning weak, referring to a weak electrical charge developed on rubbing.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Analcime Say ANALCIME
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Analcidite
  ICSD 2930
  PDF 42-1378