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Tadzhikite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Tadzhikite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca4(Ce,Y)2(Ti,Al,Fe+++,[ ])2[Si4B4O22](OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 998.93 gm
   Calcium   16.05 %  Ca   22.46 % CaO
   Cerium    21.04 %  Ce   24.64 % Ce2O3
   Yttrium    4.45 %  Y     5.65 % Y2O3
   Titanium   2.88 %  Ti    4.80 % TiO2
   Aluminum   0.81 %  Al    1.53 % Al2O3
   Iron       0.56 %  Fe    0.80 % Fe2O3
   Silicon   11.25 %  Si   24.06 % SiO2
   Boron      4.33 %  B    13.94 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   0.20 %  H     1.80 % H2O
   Oxygen    38.44 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       99.68 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca4Ce1.5Y0.5Ti0.6Al0.3Fe3+0.1B4Si4O22(OH)2
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1987
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Dara-i-Pioz massif, Alai Range, Tien Shan, Tajikistan (Tadzhikistan). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality and its cerium content.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tadzhikite-(Ce) + Pronunciation Say TADZHIKITE-(CE)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 20528
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