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Gagarinite-(Y) Mineral Data

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General Gagarinite-(Y) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaCaY(F,Cl)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 290.65 gm
   Sodium     7.91 %  Na   10.66 % Na2O
   Calcium   13.79 %  Ca   19.29 % CaO
   Yttrium   30.59 %  Y    38.85 % Y2O3
   Chlorine  18.30 %  Cl   18.30 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -4.13 % -O=Cl2   
   Fluorine  29.41 %  F    29.41 % F
               -   %   F   -12.39 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaCaYF4.5Cl1.5
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in alkaline rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1961
Help on Locality: Locality: Kazakhstan Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Yuri Alekseevich Gagarin (1934-1968), the first cosmonaut and the first person to travel in space.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gagarinite-(Y) + Pronunciation Say GAGARINITE-(Y)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 39845
  Nakalifite
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