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Sogdianite Mineral Data

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General Sogdianite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (K,Na)2(Li,Fe+++,Al)3ZrSi12O30
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,049.22 gm
   Potassium   5.59 %  K     6.73 % K2O
   Sodium      1.10 %  Na    1.48 % Na2O
   Lithium     1.19 %  Li    2.56 % Li2O
   Zirconium   8.69 %  Zr   11.74 % ZrO2
   Aluminum    0.77 %  Al    1.46 % Al2O3
   Iron        4.79 %  Fe    6.85 % Fe2O3
   Silicon    32.12 %  Si   68.72 % SiO2
   Oxygen     45.75 %  O
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             100.00 %       99.54 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K1.5Na0.5Li1.8Fe3+0.9Al0.3ZrSi12O30
Help on Environment: Environment: In a pegmatite vein with a composition about that of an alkalic granite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1968
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Dara-i-Pioz massif, Alai Range, Tien Shan, Tajikistan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Sogdiana, an ancient Central Asian state.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sogdianite + Pronunciation Say SOGDIANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 89899
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