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Darapiosite Mineral Data

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General Darapiosite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KNa2Zr[Li(Mn,Zr)2Si12O30]
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,128.27 gm
   Potassium   3.47 %  K     4.17 % K2O
   Sodium      4.08 %  Na    5.49 % Na2O
   Lithium     0.62 %  Li    1.32 % Li2O
   Zirconium  12.13 %  Zr   16.38 % ZrO2
   Manganese   7.30 %  Mn    9.43 % MnO
   Silicon    29.87 %  Si   63.90 % SiO2
   Oxygen     42.54 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.71 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: KNa2ZrLiMn2+1.5Zr0.5Si12O30
Help on Environment: Environment: Peri-alkaline pegmatitic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1975
Help on Locality: Locality: Dara-i-Pioz, Alai Range, Tien Shan, northern Tadzhikistan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Darapiosite + Pronunciation Say DARAPIOSITE