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Catapleiite Mineral Data

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General Catapleiite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Na,Ca,[ ])2ZrSi3O9•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 414.57 gm
   Sodium      5.55 %  Na    7.48 % Na2O
   Calcium     8.70 %  Ca   12.17 % CaO
   Zirconium  22.00 %  Zr   29.72 % ZrO2
   Silicon    20.32 %  Si   43.48 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.97 %  H     8.69 % H2O
   Oxygen     42.45 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      101.54 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaCa0.9ZrSi3O9•2(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1850
Help on Locality: Locality: Laven Island, Langesundfjord area, and Bratthagen, Norway. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for "wholly' and "full", because it is always accompanied by a number of rare minerals.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Catapleiite + Pronunciation Say CATAPLEIITE