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Bikitaite Mineral Data

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General Bikitaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Li2[Al2Si4O12]•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 408.21 gm
   Lithium    3.40 %  Li    7.32 % Li2O
   Aluminum  13.22 %  Al   24.98 % Al2O3
   Silicon   27.52 %  Si   58.88 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   0.99 %  H     8.83 % H2O
   Oxygen    54.87 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Li2Al2(Si2O6)2•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs as a late-formed mineral in fractures in lithium-rich pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
Help on Locality: Locality: From Bikita, Zimbabwe. In the Foote mine, Kings Mountain, Cleveland Co., North Carolina, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bikitaite + Pronunciation Say BIKITAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 6250
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