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Armenite Mineral Data

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General Armenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaCa2Al6Si9O30•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,148.15 gm
   Barium    11.96 %  Ba   13.35 % BaO
   Calcium    6.98 %  Ca    9.77 % CaO
   Aluminum  14.10 %  Al   26.64 % Al2O3
   Silicon   22.02 %  Si   47.10 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   0.35 %  H     3.14 % H2O
   Oxygen    44.59 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaCa2Al6Si9O30•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Silicate mineral found in Ba-rich hydrothermal veins or fissures.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
Help on Locality: Locality: Armen Mine, Kongsberg, Norway. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The name origin for Armenite is the type locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Armenite Say ARMENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Calciocelsian
  ICSD 24977
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