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Bakhchisaraitsevite Mineral Data

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General Bakhchisaraitsevite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2Mg5(PO4)4•7(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 673.50 gm
   Sodium       6.83 %  Na    9.20 % Na2O
   Magnesium   18.04 %  Mg   29.92 % MgO
   Phosphorus  18.40 %  P    42.15 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.10 %  H    18.72 % H2O
   Oxygen      54.64 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2Mg5(PO4)4•7(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In voids found in veins of vuggy dolomite carbonatite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Carbonatite complex of the Kovdor massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for crystallographer Alexander Yu. Bakhchisaraitsev (1947-1998).
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 89895
  IMA1999-005