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Jadeite Mineral Data

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General Jadeite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na(Al,Fe+++)Si2O6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 205.03 gm
   Sodium    11.21 %  Na   15.11 % Na2O
   Aluminum  11.84 %  Al   22.38 % Al2O3
   Iron       2.72 %  Fe    3.89 % Fe2O3
   Silicon   27.40 %  Si   58.61 % SiO2
   Oxygen    46.82 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaAl0.9Fe3+0.1(Si2O6)
Help on Environment: Environment: Strongly metamorphosed sodium-rich serpentinous rocks
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1863
Help on Locality: Locality: Clear Creek, San Benito County, California. Near Tawmaw and Hpakan villages, Upper Burma. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Spanish, piedra de ijada, "stone of the side," because its supposed to cure kidney ailments if applied to the side of the body.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Jadeite Say JADEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 10232
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