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General Painite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaZrB[Al9O18]
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 586.42 gm
   Sodium      0.74 %  Na    1.00 % Na2O
   Calcium     5.26 %  Ca    7.36 % CaO
   Zirconium   0.62 %  Zr    0.84 % ZrO2
   Titanium    1.55 %  Ti    2.59 % TiO2
   Aluminum   40.49 %  Al   76.50 % Al2O3
   Chromium    0.27 %  Cr    0.35 % CrO
   Boron       1.95 %  B     6.29 % B2O3
   Oxygen     49.11 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       94.94 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca0.77Na0.19Al8.8Ti0.19Cr0.03Zr0.04B1.06O18
Help on Environment: Environment: From gem concentrates and low-silica metamorphic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
Help on Locality: Locality: Ohngaing, Mogok district, Sagaing, Myanmar. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for A. C. D. Pain (-1971), British gem collector who first noticed the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Painite Say PAINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 12136
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