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Meliphanite Mineral Data

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General Meliphanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ca,Na)2Be[(Si,Al)2O6(F,OH)]
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 241.15 gm
   Sodium      9.53 %  Na   12.85 % Na2O
   Calcium    16.62 %  Ca   23.25 % CaO
   Beryllium   3.74 %  Be   10.37 % BeO
   Aluminum   11.19 %  Al   21.14 % Al2O3
   Silicon    11.65 %  Si   24.92 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.21 %  H     1.87 % H2O
   Oxygen     43.13 %  O
   Fluorine    3.94 %  F     3.94 % F
                -   %   F    -1.66 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       96.68 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaNaBeSiAlO6F0.5(OH)0.5
Help on Environment: Environment: Nepheline-syenite pegmatite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1852
Help on Locality: Locality: Langesundfiord district of southern Norway. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for "honey" and "to appear" in allusion to the color.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Meliphanite + Pronunciation Say MELIPHANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Melinophane