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Komkovite Mineral Data

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General Komkovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaZrSi3O9•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 510.85 gm
   Barium     26.88 %  Ba   30.01 % BaO
   Zirconium  17.86 %  Zr   24.12 % ZrO2
   Silicon    16.49 %  Si   35.29 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.18 %  H    10.58 % H2O
   Oxygen     37.58 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaZrSi3O9•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Apparently altering from catapleiite, in dolomitic veinlets cutting metasomatically altered pyroxenites, in a carbonatite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1990
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Vuoriyarvi carbonatite complex, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Aleksandr Ivanovich Komkov (1926-1987), Russian mineralogist and crystallographer, Karpinskii All-Union Research Institute of Geology, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Komkovite + Pronunciation Say KOMKOVITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 39541
  IMA1988-032
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