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Tschernichite Mineral Data

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General Tschernichite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ca,Na)(Si6Al2)O16•4-8(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 658.39 gm
   Sodium     0.87 %  Na    1.18 % Na2O
   Calcium    4.57 %  Ca    6.39 % CaO
   Aluminum   8.20 %  Al   15.49 % Al2O3
   Silicon   25.59 %  Si   54.76 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   2.45 %  H    21.89 % H2O
   Oxygen    58.32 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       99.70 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca0.75Na0.25Si6Al2O16•8(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In vesicles in an olivine basalt, formed by hydrothermal action. Monoclinic polymorph may be a separate species.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1991
Help on Locality: Locality: Neer Road pit, Goble, Colombia County, Oregon, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Rudy Warren Tschernich (1945-), amateur mineralogist specializing in zeolites.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tschernichite + Pronunciation Say TSCHERNICHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1989-037