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Kyanite Mineral Data

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General Kyanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al2SiO5 = Al[6]Al[6]OSiO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 162.05 gm
   Aluminum  33.30 %  Al   62.92 % Al2O3
   Silicon   17.33 %  Si   37.08 % SiO2
   Oxygen    49.37 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al2SiO5
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphosed peri-aluminous sedimentary rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1789
Help on Locality: Locality: Common world wide. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek kyanos = "blue."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kyanite Say KYANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Disthene
  ICSD 27771
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