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Wadeite Mineral Data

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General Wadeite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K2ZrSi3O9
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 397.67 gm
   Potassium  19.66 %  K    23.69 % K2O
   Zirconium  22.94 %  Zr   30.99 % ZrO2
   Silicon    21.19 %  Si   45.33 % SiO2
   Oxygen     36.21 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K2ZrSi3O9
Help on Environment: Environment: Leucite-bearing volcanic rocks, carbonitite veins and nepheline syenite pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1939
Help on Locality: Locality: Wolgidee Hills, West Kimberly area, WA, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Arthur Wade (1878-1951), Australian geologist who collected the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Wadeite Say WADEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 200082
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