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Rhodizite Mineral Data

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General Rhodizite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (K,Cs)Al4Be4(B,Be)12O28
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 778.83 gm
   Cesium      4.27 %  Cs    4.52 % Cs2O
   Potassium   3.77 %  K     4.54 % K2O
   Beryllium   8.10 %  Be   22.48 % BeO
   Aluminum   13.86 %  Al   26.18 % Al2O3
   Boron      12.49 %  B    40.22 % B2O3
   Oxygen     57.52 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       97.95 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K0.75Cs0.25Al4Be412(B0.75)12(Be0.25)O28
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1834
Help on Locality: Locality: Sarapulsk and Schaitansk, near Mursinsk, Ural Mountains, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek "rose-colored" because it tinges the blowpipe flame red.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Rhodizite + Pronunciation Say RHODIZITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 17018
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