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Bussenite Mineral Data

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General Bussenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2(Ba,Sr)2(Fe,Mn)TiSi2O7(CO3)(OH)3F
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 657.06 gm
   Barium     26.13 %  Ba   29.17 % BaO
   Sodium      6.65 %  Na    8.96 % Na2O
   Strontium   5.33 %  Sr    6.31 % SrO
   Calcium     1.22 %  Ca    1.71 % CaO
   Titanium    7.29 %  Ti   12.16 % TiO2
   Manganese   3.34 %  Mn    4.32 % MnO
   Iron        5.10 %  Fe    6.56 % FeO
   Silicon     8.55 %  Si   18.29 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.44 %  H     3.98 % H2O
   Carbon      1.65 %  C     6.03 % CO2
   Oxygen     31.41 %  O
   Fluorine    2.89 %  F     2.89 % F
                -   %   F    -1.22 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.15 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na1.9Ba1.25Sr0.4Ca0.2Fe2+0.6Mn2+0.4TiSi2O7.3(CO3)0.9(OH)2.9F
Help on Environment: Environment: Sodalite-matrolite-calcite veinlet that cuts urtite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2001 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Mount Kukisvumchorr, Khibiny alkaline massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Irina V. Bussen (1915-), Russian petrologist.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2000-035