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Lazurite Mineral Data

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General Lazurite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na3Ca(Al3Si3O12)S
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 498.31 gm
   Sodium    13.84 %  Na   18.66 % Na2O
   Calcium    8.04 %  Ca   11.25 % CaO
   Aluminum  16.24 %  Al   30.69 % Al2O3
   Silicon   16.91 %  Si   36.17 % SiO2
   Sulfur     6.43 %  S     6.43 % S2-
               -   %  S    -3.21 % -O=S 
   Oxygen    38.53 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na3CaAl3Si3O12S
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1890
Help on Locality: Locality: District of Badakhshan, Afghanistan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Persian lazward - "blue."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Lazurite Say LAZURITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Lapis lazuli
  Lasurite
  Sapphiros of Pliny
  Ultamarine pigment