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Tundrite-(Nd) Mineral Data

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General Tundrite-(Nd) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na3(Nd,La)4(Ti,Nb)2(SiO4)2(CO3)3O4(OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,240.10 gm
   Sodium      5.56 %  Na    7.50 % Na2O
   Lanthanum  11.20 %  La   13.14 % La2O3
   Titanium    5.79 %  Ti    9.66 % TiO2
   Niobium     3.75 %  Nb    5.36 % Nb2O5
   Silicon     4.53 %  Si    9.69 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.41 %  H     3.63 % H2O
   Carbon      2.91 %  C    10.65 % CO2
   Neodymium  34.89 %  Nd   40.70 % Nd2O3
   Oxygen     30.96 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.32 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na3Nd3LaTi1.5Nb0.5(SiO4)2(CO3)3O4(OH)�2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Pegmatite veins associated with layered nepheline syenite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1968
Help on Locality: Locality: Ilimaussaq intrusion, at Kringlerne, Kangerdluarssuk Plateau, southern Greenland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its relation to tundrite-(Ce), and its neodymium content.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tundrite-(Nd) Say TUNDRITE-(ND)