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Chantalite Mineral Data

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General Chantalite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaAl2SiO4(OH)4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 254.15 gm
   Calcium   15.77 %  Ca   22.06 % CaO
   Aluminum  21.23 %  Al   40.12 % Al2O3
   Silicon   11.05 %  Si   23.64 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   1.59 %  H    14.18 % H2O
   Oxygen    50.36 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaAl2(SiO4)(OH)4
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in rodingitic dikes of the ophiolite zone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: Doganbaba, Burdur, Taurus Mts., SW Turkey. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Chantal Sarp (1944-), Swiss wife of its discoverer, Halil Sarp.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100320
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