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Virgilite Mineral Data

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General Virgilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: LixAlxSi3-xO6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 183.17 gm
   Lithium    1.89 %  Li    4.08 % Li2O
   Aluminum   7.37 %  Al   13.92 % Al2O3
   Silicon   38.33 %  Si   82.01 % SiO2
   Oxygen    52.41 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Li0.5Al0.5Si2.5O6
Help on Environment: Environment: As inclusions in stream cobbles of peraluminous volcanic glass.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1978
Help on Locality: Locality: From near Macusani, Puno Department, Peru. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Virgil Everett Barnes (1903-), University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA, prominent worker on tektites, impactites, and other natural glasses.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Virgilite + Pronunciation Say VIRGILITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 69221
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