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Khristovite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Khristovite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ca,REE)(Ce,REE)(Mg,Fe,Cr,Ti,V,Al)Mn++Al(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)(F,O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 610.88 gm
   Calcium           5.25 %  Ca    7.34 % CaO
   Cerium           11.47 %  Ce   13.43 % Ce2O3
   La,Ce,Pr,Nd,Sm,  16.50 %  RE   19.25 % REE2O3
   Magnesium         1.59 %  Mg    2.64 % MgO
   Titanium          0.78 %  Ti    1.31 % TiO2
   Manganese         8.99 %  Mn   11.61 % MnO
   Aluminum          4.86 %  Al    9.18 % Al2O3
   Vanadium          0.42 %  V     0.61 % V2O3
   Chromium          0.85 %  Cr    1.24 % Cr2O3
   Iron              0.91 %  Fe    1.18 % FeO
   Silicon          13.79 %  Si   29.51 % SiO2
   Hydrogen          0.16 %  H     1.47 % H2O
   Oxygen           32.08 %  O
   Fluorine          2.33 %  F     2.33 % F
                      -   %   F    -0.98 % -O=F2    
                   ______        ______ 
                   100.00 %      100.13 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca0.8REE0.2Ce0.5REE0.5Mg0.4Fe2+0.1Cr0.1Ti0.1V3+0.05Mn2+Al1.1(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)F0.75O0.25
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs in rhodonite in garnet-biotite-quartz-rich exo-contact of the subalkaline granites of the Inyl'chek massif.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1991 - Dana Number Modified from 58.2.1a.9
Help on Locality: Locality: On the northern slope of the Inyl'chek Range, southwestern Tien-shan, Kirgiziya, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Evgenia Valdimirovicha Khristova (1933-), Russian geologist and specialist in Tien-shan geology.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Khristovite-(Ce) + Pronunciation Say KHRISTOVITE-(CE)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1991-055