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Chkalovite Mineral Data

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General Chkalovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2BeSi2O6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 207.16 gm
   Sodium     22.20 %  Na   29.92 % Na2O
   Beryllium   4.35 %  Be   12.07 % BeO
   Silicon    27.11 %  Si   58.01 % SiO2
   Oxygen     46.34 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2Be(Si2O6)
Help on Environment: Environment: In veins in pegmatite in a differentiated alkalic massif.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
Help on Locality: Locality: Mt. Punkaruaiv, Lovozero massif, and in the Khibiny massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Valerii Pavlovich Chkalov (1904{1938), the first to fly nonstop from Moscow to the USA across the North Pole.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 34075
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