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Rosenbuschite Mineral Data

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General Rosenbuschite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ca,Na)3(Zr,Ti)Si2O8F
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 390.97 gm
   Sodium      4.41 %  Na    5.94 % Na2O
   Calcium    23.06 %  Ca   32.27 % CaO
   Zirconium  17.50 %  Zr   23.64 % ZrO2
   Titanium    3.06 %  Ti    5.11 % TiO2
   Silicon    14.37 %  Si   30.74 % SiO2
   Oxygen     32.74 %  O
   Fluorine    4.86 %  F     4.86 % F
                -   %   F    -2.05 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.51 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2.25Na0.75Zr0.75Ti0.25Si2O8F
Help on Environment: Environment: In some nepheline syenites and related pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1887
Help on Locality: Locality: From Lille Aro Island and Skudesundskjaer, near Brevik, Langesundsfjord, and Bratthagen, north of Larvik, Norway. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Carl Harry F. Rosenbusch (1836-1914), German geologist and mineralogist, Heidelberg, Germany.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Rosenbuschite + Pronunciation Say ROSENBUSCHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 22334
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