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Oyelite Mineral Data

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General Oyelite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca10B2Si8O29•12(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,327.25 gm
   Calcium   30.20 %  Ca   42.25 % CaO
   Silicon   16.93 %  Si   36.22 % SiO2
   Boron      1.63 %  B     5.25 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   1.82 %  H    16.29 % H2O
   Oxygen    49.42 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca10B2Si8O29•12(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphosed limestones. In a vein cutting a spurrite zone of a spurrite-gehlenite skarn.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1984
Help on Locality: Locality: Fuka, Bichu, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Jiro Oye (1900-1968), professor of mineralogy, Okayama University, Japan.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Oyelite Say OYELITE