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Kinoshitalite Mineral Data

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General Kinoshitalite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ba,K)(Mg,Mn,Al)3Si2Al2O10(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 485.68 gm
   Potassium   3.22 %  K     3.88 % K2O
   Barium     16.96 %  Ba   18.94 % BaO
   Sodium      0.47 %  Na    0.64 % Na2O
   Magnesium  10.51 %  Mg   17.43 % MgO
   Manganese   5.66 %  Mn    7.30 % MnO
   Aluminum   11.67 %  Al   22.04 % Al2O3
   Silicon    11.57 %  Si   24.74 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.42 %  H     3.71 % H2O
   Oxygen     39.53 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       98.68 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ba0.6K0.4Na0.1Mg2.1Mn2+0.5Al0.2Si2Al1.9O10(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: In hausmannite-tephroite ore.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Noda-Tanagawa mine, Iwate Prefeture, and at Hokkejino, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Dr. Kameki Kinshita (1896-1974), investigator of ore deposits in Japan.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kinoshitalite + Pronunciation Say KINOSHITALITE