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Remondite-(La) Mineral Data

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General Remondite-(La) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na3(La,Ce,Ca)3(CO3)5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 624.98 gm
   Sodium     12.25 %  Na   16.51 % Na2O
   Strontium   2.80 %  Sr    3.32 % SrO
   Calcium     3.91 %  Ca    5.47 % CaO
   Lanthanum  17.78 %  La   20.85 % La2O3
   Cerium     15.25 %  Ce   17.86 % Ce2O3
   Carbon      9.61 %  C    35.21 % CO2
   Oxygen     38.40 %  O
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             100.00 %       99.22 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na3.33La0.8Ce0.68Ca0.61Sr0.2(CO3)5
Help on Environment: Environment: Late-stage hydrothermal mineral in a hyperagpaitic pegmatite. La-analogue of remondite-(Ce), burbankite group.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Koashva Mountain, Khibiny massif, Kola Penninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the La analog of remondite-(Ce).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Remondite-(La) + Pronunciation Say REMONDITE-(LA)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1999-006