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Ashcroftine-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Ashcroftine-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K5Na5(Ce,Ca)12Si28O70(OH)2(CO3)8•8(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 4,256.27 gm
   Potassium   4.59 %  K     5.53 % K2O
   Sodium      2.70 %  Na    3.64 % Na2O
   Calcium     2.82 %  Ca    3.95 % CaO
   Cerium     29.63 %  Ce   34.70 % Ce2O3
   Silicon    18.48 %  Si   39.53 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.43 %  H     3.81 % H2O
   Carbon      2.26 %  C     8.27 % CO2
   Oxygen     39.09 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.44 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K5Na5Ce9Ca3Si28O70(OH)2(CO3)8•8(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Approved IMA
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Frederick Noel Ashcroft (1878-1949), benefactor to the British Museum (Natural History), London, England.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ashcroftine-(Ce) + Pronunciation Say ASHCROFTINE-(CE)