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Thorite Mineral Data

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General Thorite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ThSiO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 324.12 gm
   Thorium  71.59 %  Th   81.46 % ThO2
   Silicon   8.67 %  Si   18.54 % SiO2
   Oxygen   19.74 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Th(SiO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Augite-syenite rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1829
Help on Locality: Locality: Island of Lovo, Norway Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the presence of the element Thorium, a highly radioactive material.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Thorite Say THORITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 1615
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