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Kalipyrochlore Mineral Data

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General Kalipyrochlore Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (H2O,Sr)(Nb,Ti)(O,OH)6•(H2O,K)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 321.15 gm
   Potassium   2.43 %  K     2.93 % K2O
   Strontium   1.36 %  Sr    1.61 % SrO
   Titanium    2.98 %  Ti    4.97 % TiO2
   Niobium    52.07 %  Nb   74.49 % Nb2O5
   Hydrogen    1.79 %  H    15.99 % H2O
   Oxygen     39.36 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: •(H2O)Sr0.05Nb1.8Ti0.2O4.1(OH)1.9(H2O)0.9K0.2
Help on Environment: Environment: Alluvial deposits and residual soils from a carbonatite deposit, formed from pyrochlore by the leaching of Na, Ca, and F in waters rich in K.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: Lueshe carbonatite deposit, 150 km norht of Goma, Kivu Province, Congo (Zaire). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the pyrochlore mineral group and potassium (KALIum) although later work shows very little potassium in the formula.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kalipyrochlore + Pronunciation Say KALIPYROCHLORE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 78666
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