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Gottardiite Mineral Data

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General Gottardiite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na3Mg3Ca5Al19Si117O272•93(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 10168.18 gm
   Sodium      0.68 %  Na    0.91 % Na2O
   Calcium     1.97 %  Ca    2.76 % CaO
   Magnesium   0.72 %  Mg    1.19 % MgO
   Aluminum    5.04 %  Al    9.53 % Al2O3
   Silicon    32.32 %  Si   69.14 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.84 %  H    16.48 % H2O
   Oxygen     57.43 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na3Mg3Ca5Al19Si117O272•93(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1996 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Mt. Adamson, Victoria Land, Antarctica. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Professor Glauco Gottardi (1928-1988), University of Modena, in recognition of his pioneering work on the structure and crystal chemistry of natural zeolites.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gottardiite + Pronunciation Say GOTTARDIITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 81390
  IMA1994-054
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