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Cancrinite Mineral Data

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General Cancrinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na6Ca2Al6Si6O24(CO3)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,052.50 gm
   Sodium    13.11 %  Na   17.67 % Na2O
   Calcium    7.62 %  Ca   10.66 % CaO
   Aluminum  15.38 %  Al   29.06 % Al2O3
   Silicon   16.01 %  Si   34.25 % SiO2
   Carbon     2.28 %  C     8.36 % CO2
   Oxygen    45.60 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na6Ca2Al6Si6O24(CO3)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration of nepheline in igneous rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
Help on Locality: Locality: Tunkinsk Mountains, west of Irkutsk in Siberia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Russian minister, E. F. Kankrin (1774-1845).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Cancrinite + Pronunciation Say CANCRINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 20334
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