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Sacrofanite Mineral Data

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General Sacrofanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Na,Ca,K)9Si6Al6O24[(OH),(SO4),(CO3),Cl)]4•n(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,168.52 gm
   Potassium   4.68 %  K     5.64 % K2O
   Sodium     12.39 %  Na   16.71 % Na2O
   Calcium     6.17 %  Ca    8.64 % CaO
   Aluminum   13.16 %  Al   24.87 % Al2O3
   Silicon    15.14 %  Si   32.39 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.28 %  H     2.54 % H2O
   Carbon      0.31 %  C     1.13 % CO2
   Sulfur      3.02 %  S     7.54 % SO3
   Chlorine    0.61 %  Cl    0.61 % Cl
                -   %   Cl   -0.14 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     44.23 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.93 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na6.3Ca1.8K1.4Si6.3Al5.7O24(OH)2.7(SO4)1.1(CO3)0.3Cl0.2�0.3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In a cavity of an ejecta block.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980
Help on Locality: Locality: Mt. Sabatini, Sacrafano volcano area, Latium, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sacrofanite + Pronunciation Say SACROFANITE