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Bonshtedtite Mineral Data

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General Bonshtedtite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na3Fe++(PO4)(CO3)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 279.80 gm
   Sodium      24.65 %  Na   33.23 % Na2O
   Iron        19.96 %  Fe   25.68 % FeO
   Phosphorus  11.07 %  P    25.37 % P2O5
   Carbon       4.29 %  C    15.73 % CO2
   Oxygen      40.03 %  O
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              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na3Fe2+(PO4)(CO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: In veinlets associated with alkai-carbonate metasomatism of alkalic massifs.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: Found in drill core from the Vuonnemiok River Valley, and on Mts. Suoluaiv, Kukisvumchorr, Partomchorr, and Rest'yun, Khibiny massif, also in drill core from the Kovdor massif, Kola Pe Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: To honor Elsa Maksimilianovna Bonshtedt-Kupletskaya (1897-1974), Russian specialist in mineralogy of alkalic massifs.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bonshtedtite + Pronunciation Say BONSHTEDTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 77053
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