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Ekanite Mineral Data

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General Ekanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ThCa2Si8O20
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 856.87 gm
   Calcium   9.35 %  Ca   13.09 % CaO
   Thorium  27.08 %  Th   30.81 % ThO2
   Silicon  26.22 %  Si   56.10 % SiO2
   Oxygen   37.34 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: ThCa2Si8O20
Help on Environment: Environment: Detrital (Sri Lanka); in a glacial erratic syenitic boulder (Tombstone Mountains, Canada); in volcanic ejecta (Case Collina, Italy).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1961
Help on Locality: Locality: Eheliyagoda district, Sri Lanka. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for F.L.D. Ekanayake, of Colombo, Sri Lanka, sho discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ekanite Say EKANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64745
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