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Carletonite Mineral Data

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General Carletonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KNa4Ca4Si8O18(CO3)4(OH,F)•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,027.61 gm
   Potassium   2.85 %  K     3.44 % K2O
   Sodium      7.83 %  Na   10.55 % Na2O
   Calcium    14.63 %  Ca   20.46 % CaO
   Silicon    21.86 %  Si   46.78 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.26 %  H     2.28 % H2O
   Carbon      4.27 %  C    15.63 % CO2
   Oxygen     47.57 %  O
   Fluorine    0.74 %  F     0.74 % F
                -   %   F    -0.31 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.57 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K0.75Na3.5Ca3.75Si8O18(CO3)3.65(OH)0.6F0.4�(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in cores of thermally metamorphosed wall-rock zenoliths of shale and limestone(hornfels and siliceous marble).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1971
Help on Locality: Locality: Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada where it was first recognized.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Carletonite + Pronunciation Say CARLETONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 12100
  IMA1969-016
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