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Kostylevite Mineral Data

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General Kostylevite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K2ZrSi3O9•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 415.69 gm
   Potassium  18.81 %  K    22.66 % K2O
   Zirconium  21.95 %  Zr   29.64 % ZrO2
   Silicon    20.27 %  Si   43.36 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.48 %  H     4.33 % H2O
   Oxygen     38.49 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K2•(H2O)ZrSi3O9
Help on Environment: Environment: Alkalic pegmatite intergrown with umbite and wadeite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1983
Help on Locality: Locality: Yuonnemiok River Valley, eastern Khibiny Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Yekaterina Eutikhievna Kostyleva-Labuntsova (1894-1974), Russian Mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kostylevite + Pronunciation Say KOSTYLEVITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 20147
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