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Faujasite-Ca Mineral Data

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General Faujasite-Ca Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ca,Na2,Mg)3.5[Al7Si17O48]•32(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,127.59 gm
   Sodium      1.13 %  Na    1.53 % Na2O
   Calcium     3.96 %  Ca    5.54 % CaO
   Magnesium   0.40 %  Mg    0.66 % MgO
   Aluminum    8.88 %  Al   16.77 % Al2O3
   Silicon    22.44 %  Si   48.01 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    3.03 %  H    27.10 % H2O
   Oxygen     60.16 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.61 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: 3.5(Ca0.6)3.5(Na0.3)3.5(Mg0.1)Al7Si17O48•32(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Usually occurs in basaltic volcanics, metapyroxenite, also with augite in limburgite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Found in drill core from Haselborn, near Ilbeshausen, Vogelsberg, Hessen, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Barthelemy Faujas de Saint Fond (1741-1819), French geologist and writer on the origin of volcanoes. The Ca-dominant member of the faujasite series.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Faujasite-Ca + Pronunciation Say FAUJASITE-CA