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Kaliophilite Mineral Data

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General Kaliophilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KAlSiO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 158.16 gm
   Potassium  24.72 %  K    29.78 % K2O
   Aluminum   17.06 %  Al   32.23 % Al2O3
   Silicon    17.76 %  Si   37.99 % SiO2
   Oxygen     40.46 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: KAlSiO4
Help on Environment: Environment: In blocks of biotite-pyroxenite volcanic ejecta.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1886
Help on Locality: Locality: Ejecta from Mte. Somma, Vesuvius. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for potassium, "kalium", and for "friend", recognizing potassium's presence.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kaliophilite + Pronunciation Say KALIOPHILITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Facellite