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Ferronordite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Ferronordite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na3SrCeFe++Si6O17
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 793.05 gm
   Sodium      8.70 %  Na   11.72 % Na2O
   Strontium  11.05 %  Sr   13.07 % SrO
   Cerium     17.67 %  Ce   20.69 % Ce2O3
   Iron        7.04 %  Fe    9.06 % FeO
   Silicon    21.25 %  Si   45.46 % SiO2
   Oxygen     34.30 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na3SrCeFe2+Si6O17
Help on Environment: Environment: In areas of ultra-alkaline mineralization in small cavities in pegmatoid sodalite syenites. In ussingite veinlets.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Chinlusuia River, Lovozero Alkaline massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the Fe++ dominant analogue of nordite-(Ce). Nordite series is named after the word for north because of its northern origin in the Lovozero Massif.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ferronordite-(Ce) + Pronunciation Say FERRONORDITE-(CE)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 88886
  IMA1997-008
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