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Dalyite Mineral Data

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General Dalyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K2ZrSi6O15
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 571.59 gm
   Potassium  13.00 %  K    15.66 % K2O
   Sodium      0.04 %  Na    0.05 % Na2O
   Magnesium   0.09 %  Mg    0.14 % MgO
   Zirconium  14.36 %  Zr   19.40 % ZrO2
   Titanium    0.75 %  Ti    1.26 % TiO2
   Aluminum    0.05 %  Al    0.09 % Al2O3
   Iron        0.20 %  Fe    0.28 % Fe2O3
   Silicon    29.53 %  Si   63.18 % SiO2
   Oxygen     41.99 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.06 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K1.9Fe3+0.02Mg0.02Na0.01Zr0.9Ti0.09Al0.01Si6.01O15
Help on Environment: Environment: A rare accessory in ejected blocks of alkalic granite in trachytic and basaltic tuffs (Ascension Island); in syenite (Serra de Agua de Pau, Azores); in lamproite (Cancarix, Spain).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1952
Help on Locality: Locality: Ascension Island. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Reginald Aldworth Daly (1871-1957), Professor of Geology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Dalyite Say DALYITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 22323
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