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Olenite Mineral Data

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General Olenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaAl3Al6(BO3)3(Si6O18)(O,OH)4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 963.76 gm
   Sodium     2.39 %  Na    3.22 % Na2O
   Aluminum  25.20 %  Al   47.61 % Al2O3
   Silicon   17.49 %  Si   37.41 % SiO2
   Boron      3.36 %  B    10.84 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   0.10 %  H     0.93 % H2O
   Oxygen    51.46 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaAl9(BO3)3Si6O21(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Aluminum-rich tourmaline. Forms a series with elbaite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1986 (Dana # Changed)
Help on Locality: Locality: Decembrist pegmatite field, Olenik River Basin, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Olenite Say OLENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 89900
  Olenite - (61.3.1.7)
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  Tourmaline