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Killalaite Mineral Data

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General Killalaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: 2Ca3Si2O7•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 594.82 gm
   Calcium   40.43 %  Ca   56.57 % CaO
   Silicon   18.89 %  Si   40.41 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   0.34 %  H     3.03 % H2O
   Oxygen    40.35 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca6Si4O14•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: A secondary mineral in cavities and veins in hydrothermally altered and thermally metamorphosed limestones.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: From near Inishcrone, along the east shore of Killala Bay, Co. Sligo, and at Carneal, Co. Antrim, Ireland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Killalaite + Pronunciation Say KILLALAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 200124
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