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Megakalsilite Mineral Data

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General Megakalsilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KAlSiO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 158.16 gm
   Potassium  24.72 %  K    29.78 % K2O
   Aluminum   17.06 %  Al   32.23 % Al2O3
   Silicon    17.76 %  Si   37.99 % SiO2
   Oxygen     40.46 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: KAlSiO4
Help on Environment: Environment: Hyperagpaitic pegmatite. (close to kalsilite; structure)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Khibina alkaline massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named to reflect the large (MEGA) unit cell relative to kalsilite.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2001-008