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Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na4Mn++4Si8(O,OH)24•9(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,052.54 gm
   Sodium      8.74 %  Na   11.78 % Na2O
   Manganese  20.88 %  Mn   26.96 % MnO
   Silicon    21.35 %  Si   45.67 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.92 %  H    17.12 % H2O
   Oxygen     47.12 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      101.52 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na4Mn2+4Si8O20(OH)2•9(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: On the walls of fractures Filled with nepheline in alkalic pegmatite in a differentiated alkalic massif (Lovozero massif, Russia).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Jubilee pegmatite, on Mt. Karnasurt, near the valley of the Ilmajok River, Lovozero massif, and in the Khibiny massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. At Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, C Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in honor of the international group of scientists, captained by Thor Heyerdahl, crewing the papyrus ship Ra (1969-1970).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Raite Say RAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 85315
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