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Georgbarsanovite Mineral Data

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General Georgbarsanovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na12(Mn,Sr,REE)3Ca6Fe++3Zr3NbSi25O76Cl2•H2O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 3,297.19 gm
   Potassium         0.28 %  K     0.34 % K2O
   Barium            0.12 %  Ba    0.14 % BaO
   Sodium            8.18 %  Na   11.02 % Na2O
   Strontium         1.89 %  Sr    2.23 % SrO
   Calcium           7.66 %  Ca   10.71 % CaO
   La,Ce,Pr,Nd,Sm,   2.75 %  RE    3.21 % REE2O3
   Yttrium           0.35 %  Y     0.45 % Y2O3
   Hafnium           0.22 %  Hf    0.26 % HfO2
   Zirconium         8.94 %  Zr   12.07 % ZrO2
   Titanium          0.07 %  Ti    0.12 % TiO2
   Manganese         1.98 %  Mn    2.56 % MnO
   Niobium           2.59 %  Nb    3.71 % Nb2O5
   Iron              4.32 %  Fe    5.56 % FeO
   Silicon          21.51 %  Si   46.01 % SiO2
   Hydrogen          0.05 %  H     0.48 % H2O
   Chlorine          1.19 %  Cl    1.19 % Cl
                      -   %   Cl   -0.27 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen           37.54 %  O
   Fluorine          0.35 %  F     0.35 % F
                      -   %   F    -0.15 % -O=F2    
                   ______        ______ 
                   100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na11.73K0.24Mn2+1.19Sr0.71REE0.63Ca0.3Y0.13Ba0.03Ca6Fe2+2.55Zr0.23Ti0.05Hf0.04Zr3 Nb0.92Si25.25O76.48Cl1.11F0.61�0.88(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Collected (prior to 1963) from boulders of nepheline-feldspar pegmatite. Georgbarsanovite and eudialyte form irregular aggregates.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Upper reaches of the Petreliusa River valley, Khibiny alkaline massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Georgiy Pavlovich Barsanov (1907-1991), prominent Russian mineralogist.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Barsanovite - Discredited 1969
  IMA2003-013 - Discredited monoclinic Barsanovite
  IMA2007-008 - Revalidated trigonal Georgbarsanovite