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Silinaite Mineral Data

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General Silinaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaLiSi2O5•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 202.13 gm
   Sodium    11.37 %  Na   15.33 % Na2O
   Lithium    3.43 %  Li    7.39 % Li2O
   Silicon   27.79 %  Si   59.45 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   1.99 %  H    17.83 % H2O
   Oxygen    55.41 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaLiSi2O5•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In sodalite syenite xenoliths in nepheline syenite in an intrusive alkalic gabbro-syenite complex.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1991
Help on Locality: Locality: Mont Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For SIlicon, LIthium, and sodium, NAtrium, in the composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Silinaite + Pronunciation Say SILINAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 63718
  IMA1990-028
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