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Indialite Mineral Data

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General Indialite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg2Al4Si5O18
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 584.95 gm
   Magnesium   8.31 %  Mg   13.78 % MgO
   Aluminum   18.45 %  Al   34.86 % Al2O3
   Silicon    24.01 %  Si   51.36 % SiO2
   Oxygen     49.23 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg2Al4Si5O18
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed by fusion and recrystallization of sedimentary rocks as a result of the burning of underlying coal seams. High temperature polymorph of cordierite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1954
Help on Locality: Locality: Bokaro coal seam, southwest of Hazaribagh, Bihar, India. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Indialite + Pronunciation Say INDIALITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 200127
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