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Paraumbite Mineral Data

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General Paraumbite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K3Zr2HSi6O18•n(H2O) n=3 to 7
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 811.30 gm
   Potassium  14.46 %  K    17.42 % K2O
   Zirconium  22.49 %  Zr   30.38 % ZrO2
   Silicon    20.77 %  Si   44.44 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.87 %  H     7.77 % H2O
   Oxygen     41.41 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K3Zr2HSi6O18•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alkalic pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1983
Help on Locality: Locality: Mt. Eveslogchorr, eastern Khibiny massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the close structural similarity to umbite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Paraumbite + Pronunciation Say PARAUMBITE