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Baratovite Mineral Data

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General Baratovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KCa7(Ti,Zr)2Li3Si12O36F2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,408.90 gm
   Potassium   2.78 %  K     3.34 % K2O
   Lithium     1.48 %  Li    3.18 % Li2O
   Calcium    19.91 %  Ca   27.86 % CaO
   Zirconium   3.24 %  Zr    4.37 % ZrO2
   Titanium    5.10 %  Ti    8.50 % TiO2
   Silicon    23.92 %  Si   51.18 % SiO2
   Oxygen     40.88 %  O
   Fluorine    2.70 %  F     2.70 % F
                -   %   F    -1.14 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: KCa7Ti1.5Zr0.5Li3Si12O36F2
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs as an accessory mineral in quartz-albite-aegirine veinlets and in albitites in syenites. Isostructural with katayamalite and is the fluorine-rich endmember of the series.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1975
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Dara-I-Pioz massif, Alai Range, Tien Shan, Tadzhikistan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Rauf Baratovich Baratov, Soviet petrographer, of Tadzhikistan.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Baratovite + Pronunciation Say BARATOVITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100493
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