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Georgechaoite Mineral Data

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General Georgechaoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KNaZrSi3O9•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 417.59 gm
   Potassium   9.36 %  K    11.28 % K2O
   Sodium      5.51 %  Na    7.42 % Na2O
   Zirconium  21.85 %  Zr   29.51 % ZrO2
   Silicon    20.18 %  Si   43.16 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.97 %  H     8.63 % H2O
   Oxygen     42.14 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: KNaZrSi3O9•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in small cavities in an alacime nepheline syenite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1985
Help on Locality: Locality: Wind Mountain laccolith, Otero County, New Mexico. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The name honors Prof. George Y. Chao of Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada, for his work with Zr silicates.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Georgechaoite + Pronunciation Say GEORGECHAOITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 201843
  IMA1984-024
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