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Calciocatapleiite Mineral Data

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General Calciocatapleiite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ca,[ ])ZrSi3O9•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 391.58 gm
   Calcium     9.21 %  Ca   12.89 % CaO
   Zirconium  23.30 %  Zr   31.47 % ZrO2
   Silicon    21.52 %  Si   46.03 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.03 %  H     9.20 % H2O
   Oxygen     44.94 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.59 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca0.9ZrSi3O9•2(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: Burpala massif, northern Baikal area, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition and from the Greek for "wholly' and "full", because it is always accompanied by a number of rare minerals.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Calcium-catapleiite - Renamed to Calciocatapeliite by Mineralogical Record, v39 (2008), p 131