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Liottite Mineral Data

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General Liottite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ca,Na,K)8(Si,Al)12O24[(SO4),(CO3),Cl,OH]4•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,204.89 gm
   Potassium   4.22 %  K     5.08 % K2O
   Sodium      5.91 %  Na    7.97 % Na2O
   Calcium    11.97 %  Ca   16.75 % CaO
   Aluminum   13.21 %  Al   24.96 % Al2O3
   Silicon    14.22 %  Si   30.42 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.20 %  H     1.79 % H2O
   Carbon      0.60 %  C     2.19 % CO2
   Sulfur      3.46 %  S     8.64 % SO3
   Chlorine    2.65 %  Cl    2.65 % Cl
                -   %   Cl   -0.60 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     43.55 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.87 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca3.6Na3.1K1.3Si6.1Al5.9O24(SO4)1.3Cl0.9(CO3)0.6(OH)1.2�0.6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In cavities in ejecta blocks of metasomatized carbonate rocks in a pumice deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: At Pitigliano, near Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Luciano Liotti, mineral collector who donated the specimen in which this mineral was first found.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Liottite Say LIOTTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 82468
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