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Wohlerite Mineral Data

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General Wohlerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaCa2(Zr,Nb)Si2O7(O,OH,F)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 395.27 gm
   Sodium      5.82 %  Na    7.84 % Na2O
   Calcium    19.26 %  Ca   26.96 % CaO
   Zirconium  11.54 %  Zr   15.59 % ZrO2
   Niobium     9.40 %  Nb   13.45 % Nb2O5
   Iron        1.41 %  Fe    1.82 % FeO
   Silicon    14.21 %  Si   30.40 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.26 %  H     2.28 % H2O
   Oxygen     35.22 %  O
   Fluorine    2.88 %  F     2.88 % F
                -   %   F    -1.21 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na(OH)Ca1.9Fe2+0.1Zr0.5Nb0.4Si2O7.7F0.6
Help on Environment: Environment: Late phase in alkalic pegmatites, accessory mineral in nepheline syenites, in fenites associated with alkaline intrusives, and in carbonatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1843
Help on Locality: Locality: Islands in the Langesundsfjord, aroung Brevik, and at Tvedalen, Norway. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Friedrich Wohler (1800-1882), German chemist, Gottingen, Germay.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Wohlerite + Pronunciation Say WOHLERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Woehlerite