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Wilkinsonite Mineral Data

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General Wilkinsonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2Fe++4Fe+++2Si6O20
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 869.56 gm
   Sodium    5.29 %  Na    7.13 % Na2O
   Iron     38.53 %  Fe   33.05 % FeO / 18.36 % Fe2O3
   Silicon  19.38 %  Si   41.46 % SiO2
   Oxygen   36.80 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2Fe2+4Fe3+2Si6O20
Help on Environment: Environment: In an eruptive peralkaline trachyte.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1990
Help on Locality: Locality: At the Warrumbungle volcano and associated Bingie Grumble Mountain, New South Wales, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for John Frederick George Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor of Geology, University of New England, Armidale, Australia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Wilkinsonite + Pronunciation Say WILKINSONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1988-053