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Manandonite Mineral Data

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General Manandonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Li2Al4[(Si2AlB)O10](OH)8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 511.82 gm
   Lithium    2.71 %  Li    5.84 % Li2O
   Aluminum  26.36 %  Al   49.80 % Al2O3
   Silicon   10.97 %  Si   23.48 % SiO2
   Boron      2.11 %  B     6.80 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   1.58 %  H    14.08 % H2O
   Oxygen    56.27 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Li2Al5Si2BO10(OH)8
Help on Environment: Environment: Pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1912
Help on Locality: Locality: Antandrokomby, near Mt. Bity on the Manandona River, Madagascar. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Manandonite + Pronunciation Say MANANDONITE