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Natalyite Mineral Data

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General Natalyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na(V+++,Cr+++)Si2O6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 226.36 gm
   Sodium    10.16 %  Na   13.69 % Na2O
   Vanadium  16.88 %  V    24.83 % V2O3
   Chromium   5.74 %  Cr    8.39 % Cr2O3
   Silicon   24.81 %  Si   53.09 % SiO2
   Oxygen    42.41 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaV3+0.75Cr0.25Si2O6
Help on Environment: Environment: In Cr, V-rich diopside-quartz rocks that are part of a Precambrian metamorphic complex (Slyudyanka complex, Russia).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1985
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Pereval marble quarry, near Slyudyanka, Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Nataliya Vasil'evna Frolova (1907-1960), geologist, Irkutsk University, Irkutsk, Russia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Natalyite + Pronunciation Say NATALYITE