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Labyrinthite Mineral Data

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General Labyrinthite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Na,K,Sr)35Ca12Fe3Zr6TiSi51O144(O,OH,H2O)9Cl3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 6,108.05 gm
   Potassium   0.93 %  K     1.12 % K2O
   Sodium     12.53 %  Na   16.89 % Na2O
   Strontium   1.06 %  Sr    1.26 % SrO
   Calcium     7.72 %  Ca   10.81 % CaO
   Cerium      0.23 %  Ce    0.27 % Ce2O3
   Zirconium   8.87 %  Zr   11.98 % ZrO2
   Titanium    0.41 %  Ti    0.68 % TiO2
   Manganese   0.78 %  Mn    1.01 % MnO
   Iron        2.00 %  Fe    2.58 % FeO
   Silicon    23.57 %  Si   50.42 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.18 %  H     1.59 % H2O
   Chlorine    1.71 %  Cl    1.71 % Cl
                -   %   Cl   -0.39 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     39.89 %  O
   Fluorine    0.11 %  F     0.11 % F
                -   %   F    -0.05 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na33.3K1.45Sr0.74Ca11.77Ce0.1Fe2+2.19Mn2+0.87Zr5.94Ti0.52Si0.26Si51O144.48(OH)4.8 Cl2.95F0.36�3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Discovered in pegmatoid alkaline rocks intersected by drilling. Eudialyte group; structure determined.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Nyorkpakh Mt., Khibiny alkaline massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The mineral name alludes to its very complex (labyrinthine) structure.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2002-065