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General Nabesite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2BeSi4O10•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 391.84 gm
   Sodium     10.27 %  Na   13.84 % Na2O
   Beryllium   2.30 %  Be    6.38 % BeO
   Silicon    28.67 %  Si   61.34 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    2.01 %  H    17.93 % H2O
   Oxygen     56.76 %  O
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             100.00 %       99.49 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na1.75BeSi4O10•3.9(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Albite-lined cavities in within tugtupite-bearing albitites. 4-membered and 8-membered silicate rings; zeolite structure and is related to weinebeneite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2000 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Kvanefjeld Plateau, in the northwesternmost part of the Il�maussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the elements in its composition, Natrium (Na), Beryllium (Be), and Silicon (Si).
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2000-024