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Belkovite Mineral Data

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General Belkovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ba3(Nb,Ti)6(Si2O7)2O12
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,407.69 gm
   Barium    29.27 %  Ba   32.68 % BaO
   Titanium   6.80 %  Ti   11.35 % TiO2
   Niobium   26.40 %  Nb   37.77 % Nb2O5
   Silicon    7.98 %  Si   17.07 % SiO2
   Oxygen    29.55 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       98.86 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ba3Nb4Ti22(Si2O7)O12
Help on Environment: Environment: Of secondary origin, formed by the alteration of barium-rich pyrochlore during dolomitization of calcite carbonatites in pyroxenites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1989 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Vuoriyarvi carbonatite complex, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For I.V. Bel'kov (1917-1989), Soviet mineralogist who explored the Kola Peninsula, Russia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Belkovite + Pronunciation Say BELKOVITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 39223
  IMA1989-053
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