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Thomsenolite Mineral Data

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General Thomsenolite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaCaAlF6•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 222.06 gm
   Sodium    10.35 %  Na   13.96 % Na2O
   Calcium   18.05 %  Ca   25.25 % CaO
   Aluminum  12.15 %  Al   22.96 % Al2O3
   Hydrogen   0.91 %  H     8.11 % H2O
   Oxygen     7.21 %  O
   Fluorine  51.33 %  F    51.33 % F
               -   %   F   -21.62 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaCaAlF6•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product of cryolite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
Help on Locality: Locality: Ivigtut, Greenland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Hans Peter Jorgen Julius Thomsen (1826-1909), Daniosh physical chemist and founder of the Greenland cryolite industry.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Thomsenolite + Pronunciation Say THOMSENOLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 60801
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