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Peisleyite Mineral Data

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General Peisleyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na3Al16(SO4)2(PO4)10(OH)17•20(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,291.95 gm
   Sodium       3.01 %  Na    4.06 % Na2O
   Aluminum    18.84 %  Al   35.59 % Al2O3
   Phosphorus  13.51 %  P    30.97 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.51 %  H    22.40 % H2O
   Sulfur       2.80 %  S     6.99 % SO3
   Oxygen      59.34 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na3Al16(SO4)2(PO4)10(OH)17•20(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: Tom's quarry, near Kapunda, SA, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Vincent Peisley (1941-), Australian mineral collector who found the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Peisleyite + Pronunciation Say PEISLEYITE