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Ternovite Mineral Data

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General Ternovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mg,Ca)Nb4O11-n(H2O) where n ~ 10
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 756.81 gm
   Calcium     1.59 %  Ca    2.22 % CaO
   Magnesium   2.25 %  Mg    3.73 % MgO
   Niobium    49.10 %  Nb   70.24 % Nb2O5
   Hydrogen    2.66 %  H    23.80 % H2O
   Oxygen     44.40 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg0.7Ca0.3Nb4O11•10(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal alteration zones of carbonatites as encrustations with other later minerals on primary minerals. The Mg-dominant analogue of hochelagaite and franconite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The central part of the Vuoriyarvi massif on the north shore of Vuoriyarvi Lake, North Karelia, Kola peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Vladimir Ivanovich Ternovoi (1928�1980), economic geologist, a pioneer in studies of the Kovdor phlogopite depost.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ternovite + Pronunciation Say TERNOVITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1992-044