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Simmonsite Mineral Data

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General Simmonsite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2LiAlF6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 193.89 gm
   Sodium    23.71 %  Na   31.97 % Na2O
   Lithium    3.58 %  Li    7.71 % Li2O
   Aluminum  13.92 %  Al   26.29 % Al2O3
   Fluorine  58.79 %  F    58.79 % F
               -   %   F   -24.76 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2LiAlF6
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in a late-stage breccia pipe that cuts the Zapot amazonitic microcline - topaz - zinnwaldite granitic pegmatite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Gillis Range, Mineral County, Nevada, U.S.A. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after William B. "Skip" Simmons (b. 1943), University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A., specialist in the mineralogy and petrology of granitic pegmatites, especi ally those of Colorado and of NYF type
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Simmonsite + Pronunciation Say SIMMONSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1997-045