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Mordenite Mineral Data

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General Mordenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ca,Na2,K2)Al2Si10O24•7(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 874.11 gm
   Potassium   0.45 %  K     0.54 % K2O
   Sodium      2.89 %  Na    3.90 % Na2O
   Calcium     2.29 %  Ca    3.21 % CaO
   Aluminum    6.79 %  Al   12.83 % Al2O3
   Silicon    31.49 %  Si   67.36 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.36 %  H    12.16 % H2O
   Oxygen     54.73 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na1.1Ca0.5K0.1Al2.2Si9.8O24•5.9(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Cavities in andesitic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1864
Help on Locality: Locality: Shore of Bay of Fundy, 3-5 km east of Morden, King�s County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Mordenite + Pronunciation Say MORDENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Arduinite
  Ashtonite
  Pseudonatrolite
  Ptilolite