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Sitinakite Mineral Data

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General Sitinakite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2K(Ti,Nb)4O4(SiO4)2(O,OH)•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 658.10 gm
   Potassium   5.94 %  K     7.16 % K2O
   Sodium      6.99 %  Na    9.42 % Na2O
   Titanium   21.83 %  Ti   36.41 % TiO2
   Niobium    14.12 %  Nb   20.20 % Nb2O5
   Silicon     8.54 %  Si   18.26 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.26 %  H    11.29 % H2O
   Oxygen     41.33 %  O
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             100.00 %      102.74 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2KTi3NbO4.75(SiO4)2(OH)0.25•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermally altered portions of alkalic pegmatites in a differentiated alkalic massif.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1992
Help on Locality: Locality: Mts. Kukisvumchorr and Yukspor, Khibiny massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named forr SIlicon; TItanium; sodium, NAtrium; and potassium, Kalium, in its composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sitinakite + Pronunciation Say SITINAKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1989-051