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Dellaite Mineral Data

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General Dellaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca6Si3O11(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 534.73 gm
   Calcium   44.97 %  Ca   62.92 % CaO
   Silicon   15.76 %  Si   33.71 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   0.38 %  H     3.37 % H2O
   Oxygen    38.90 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca6Si3O11(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Late-stage veins cutting a metamorphic assemblage.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1965
Help on Locality: Locality: Kilchoan, Ardnamurcan, Scotland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Della Martin Roy (1926-), Pennsylvania State University geochemist who first synthesized this phase.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Dellaite Say DELLAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 20148
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