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Schaferite Mineral Data

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General Schaferite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaCa2Mg2(VO4)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 496.57 gm
   Sodium      4.63 %  Na    6.24 % Na2O
   Calcium    16.14 %  Ca   22.59 % CaO
   Magnesium   9.79 %  Mg   16.23 % MgO
   Vanadium   30.78 %  V    54.94 % V2O5
   Oxygen     38.66 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaCa2Mg2(VO4)3
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in a silicate-rich xenolith in leucite tephrite lava. The magnesium dominant analogue of palenzonaite. A member of the Garnet group.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Bellberg volcano, near Mayen, Laacher See district, Eifel, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Helmut Sch�fer (b. 1931), amateur mineralogist from Mayen-K�rrenberg, specialist in the minerals of the Eifel volcanic area, who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Schaferite + Pronunciation Say SCHAFERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1997-048