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Armstrongite Mineral Data

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General Armstrongite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaZrSi6O15•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 593.85 gm
   Calcium     6.75 %  Ca    9.44 % CaO
   Zirconium  15.36 %  Zr   20.75 % ZrO2
   Silicon    28.38 %  Si   60.71 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.02 %  H     9.10 % H2O
   Oxygen     48.50 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaZrSi6O15•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Not a lunar mineral. Associated with alkalic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: TL:Khan-Bogdin massif, Mongolia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Neil Alden Armstrong, (1930-), American astronaut, first human being on the moon's surface, Apollo 11 Lunar Mission.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Armstrongite + Pronunciation Say ARMSTRONGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 27752
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