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Sazhinite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Sazhinite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2Ce[Si6O14(OH)]•n(H2O), (n >= 1.5)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 649.65 gm
   Sodium     7.08 %  Na    9.54 % Na2O
   Cerium    21.57 %  Ce   25.26 % Ce2O3
   Silicon   25.94 %  Si   55.49 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   1.09 %  H     9.71 % H2O
   Oxygen    44.33 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2•1.5(H2O)CeSi6O14(OH)•1.5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Cavities in sodalite zenoliths.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: Mt. Karnasurt, Lovozero massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Nikolai Petrovich Sazhin (1898-1969), Founder of the Russian rare-earth industry.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sazhinite-(Ce) + Pronunciation Say SAZHINITE-(CE)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 36401
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