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Hardystonite Mineral Data

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General Hardystonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2ZnSi2O7
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 313.71 gm
   Calcium  25.55 %  Ca   35.75 % CaO
   Zinc     20.84 %  Zn   25.94 % ZnO
   Silicon  17.91 %  Si   38.31 % SiO2
   Oxygen   35.70 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2ZnSi2O7
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in granular ore in a metamorphosed stratiform zinc deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1899
Help on Locality: Locality: Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Hardyston Township in which Franklin is situated.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hardystonite + Pronunciation Say HARDYSTONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 18114
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