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Zirsinalite Mineral Data

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General Zirsinalite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na6(Ca,Mn,Fe++)Zr[Si6O18]
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 733.35 gm
   Sodium     18.81 %  Na   25.35 % Na2O
   Calcium     2.73 %  Ca    3.82 % CaO
   Zirconium  12.44 %  Zr   16.80 % ZrO2
   Manganese   2.25 %  Mn    2.90 % MnO
   Iron        1.52 %  Fe    1.96 % FeO
   Silicon    22.98 %  Si   49.16 % SiO2
   Oxygen     39.27 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na6Ca0.5Mn2+0.3Fe2+0.2ZrSi6O18
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product of lomonosovite and barian lamprophyllite found in a drill core.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: Mt. Koashva, Khibiny massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its composition (Zircon, Si, Na).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zirsinalite + Pronunciation Say ZIRSINALITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 200800
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