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Natrosilite Mineral Data

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General Natrosilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2Si2O5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 182.15 gm
   Sodium   25.24 %  Na   34.03 % Na2O
   Silicon  30.84 %  Si   65.97 % SiO2
   Oxygen   43.92 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2Si2O5
Help on Environment: Environment: In pegmatites in nepheline syenites in differentiated alkalic massifs.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1975
Help on Locality: Locality: On Mt. Karnasurt, Lovozero massif, and in the Khibiny massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For sodium, NATRium, and SILicon in the composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Natrosilite + Pronunciation Say NATROSILITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 34688
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