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Burpalite Mineral Data

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General Burpalite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2CaZrSi2O7F2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 383.45 gm
   Sodium     11.99 %  Na   16.16 % Na2O
   Calcium    10.45 %  Ca   14.62 % CaO
   Zirconium  23.79 %  Zr   32.14 % ZrO2
   Silicon    14.65 %  Si   31.34 % SiO2
   Oxygen     29.21 %  O
   Fluorine    9.91 %  F     9.91 % F
                -   %   F    -4.17 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2CaZrSi2O7F2
Help on Environment: Environment: In a fenitized hornfelsic sandstone in the contact zone of an alkalic intrusive.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1990
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Burpala massif, about 120 km north of Lake Baikal, eastern Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For its occurrence in the Burpala massif, Russia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Burpalite + Pronunciation Say BURPALITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 89269
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