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Franzinite Mineral Data

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General Franzinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: [(Na,K)30Ca10][Si30Al30O120](SO4)10•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 5,804.06 gm
   Potassium   6.06 %  K     7.30 % K2O
   Sodium      8.32 %  Na   11.21 % Na2O
   Calcium     6.91 %  Ca    9.66 % CaO
   Aluminum   13.95 %  Al   26.35 % Al2O3
   Silicon    14.52 %  Si   31.06 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.07 %  H     0.62 % H2O
   Sulfur      5.52 %  S    13.79 % SO3
   Oxygen     44.66 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na21K9Ca10Si30Al30O120(SO4)10•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In ejected metasomatized pumice blocks, thought to be the product of a syntectic process between a trachytic magma and carbonate rocks at the volcanic vent.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: In Italy, in the Pitigliano quarry, near Grosseto, Tuscany; and at Sacrofano and Ariccia, near Rome, Lazio. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Marco Franzini, Professor of Mineralogy, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Franzinite + Pronunciation Say FRANZINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 89863
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