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Gittinsite Mineral Data

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General Gittinsite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaZrSi2O7
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 299.47 gm
   Calcium    13.38 %  Ca   18.73 % CaO
   Zirconium  30.46 %  Zr   41.15 % ZrO2
   Silicon    18.76 %  Si   40.13 % SiO2
   Oxygen     37.40 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaZrSi2O7
Help on Environment: Environment: In eudialyte-rich pegmatitic lenses in a regionally metamorphosed agpaitic syenite complex (Kipawa River, Canada).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980
Help on Locality: Locality: She´┐Żeld Lake complex, Kipawa River, Villedieu Township, Quebec, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for John Gittins, Canadian petrologist, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gittinsite + Pronunciation Say GITTINSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 203131
  IMA1970-034
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