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Paranatrolite Mineral Data

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General Paranatrolite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2[Al2Si3O10]•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 415.43 gm
   Potassium   2.07 %  K     2.49 % K2O
   Sodium     10.24 %  Na   13.80 % Na2O
   Calcium     0.58 %  Ca    0.81 % CaO
   Aluminum   16.50 %  Al   31.17 % Al2O3
   Silicon    18.66 %  Si   39.92 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.50 %  H    13.44 % H2O
   Oxygen     50.45 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      101.64 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na1.85K0.22Ca0.06Al2.54Si2.76O10•3.1(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Unstable mineral epitaxial on natrolite. Dehydrates to tetranatrolite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: IMA Status in Question 1998
Help on Locality: Locality: Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The name given in 1980 recognizes its association with and similarity in chemical composition to natrolite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Paranatrolite + Pronunciation Say PARANATROLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 63218
  IMA1978-017
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