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Chernykhite Mineral Data

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General Chernykhite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ba,Na)V+++,Al)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 436.38 gm
   Barium     8.81 %  Ba    9.84 % BaO
   Sodium     1.05 %  Na    1.42 % Na2O
   Aluminum  14.53 %  Al   27.45 % Al2O3
   Vanadium  16.34 %  V    18.89 % V2O3 /  6.25 % V2O5
   Silicon   14.80 %  Si   31.67 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   0.46 %  H     4.13 % H2O
   Oxygen    44.00 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       99.65 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ba0.28Na0.2V3+1.1Al0.65V5+0.3Si2.3Al1.7O10(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: In small veinlets cutting carbonate rocks interbedded with vanadium-rich Lower Paleozoic shales.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1972
Help on Locality: Locality: From "northwestern Karatu" [Kara-Tau Mountains], southern Kazakhstan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for V. V. Chernykh, Professor at the Mining Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia.