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Serendibite Mineral Data

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General Serendibite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2(Mg,Al)6(Si,Al,B)6O20
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 706.15 gm
   Calcium    11.35 %  Ca   15.88 % CaO
   Magnesium  15.49 %  Mg   25.68 % MgO
   Aluminum   12.61 %  Al   23.82 % Al2O3
   Silicon    14.32 %  Si   30.63 % SiO2
   Boron       0.92 %  B     2.96 % B2O3
   Oxygen     45.31 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       98.98 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Mg4.5Al1.5Si3.6Al1.8B0.6O20
Help on Environment: Environment: In skarns, affected by boron metasomatism, along the contact between carbonate rocks and granite, tonalite, or granulite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1903
Help on Locality: Locality: Gangapitiya near Ambakotte, Ceylon. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the old Arabic name, Serendib, for Sri Lanka (Ceylon).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Serendibite + Pronunciation Say SERENDIBITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 72936
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