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Shuiskite Mineral Data

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General Shuiskite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2(Mg,Al)(Cr,Al)2(SiO4)(Si2O7)(OH)2•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 506.85 gm
   Calcium    15.81 %  Ca   22.13 % CaO
   Magnesium   2.88 %  Mg    4.77 % MgO
   Aluminum    6.92 %  Al   13.08 % Al2O3
   Chromium   13.34 %  Cr   17.44 % CrO
   Iron        1.10 %  Fe    1.42 % FeO
   Silicon    14.96 %  Si   32.01 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.80 %  H     7.11 % H2O
   Oxygen     44.19 %  O
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             100.00 %       97.95 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Mg0.6Al0.3Fe2+0.1Cr1.3Al0.7Si2.7Al0.3O11(OH)2�(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: On the walls of fractures in chromitite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Sarany deposit, Bisersk, in the Gorozavod district, Northern Ural Mountains, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for V. P. Shuisk, petrologist of the Ural Scientific Center, Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Russia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Shuiskite + Pronunciation Say SHUISKITE