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Zoltaiite Mineral Data

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General Zoltaiite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaV++++2V+++12Si2O27
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,340.36 gm
   Barium    10.76 %  Ba   12.01 % BaO
   Titanium   4.68 %  Ti    7.81 % TiO2
   Vanadium  44.66 %  V    61.84 % V2O3 /  4.27 % VO2
   Chromium   1.32 %  Cr    1.93 % Cr2O3
   Iron       2.04 %  Fe    2.92 % Fe2O3
   Silicon    4.32 %  Si    9.23 % SiO2
   Oxygen    32.23 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.01 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ba1.05Ti1.31V4+0.69V3+11.06Fe3+0.49Cr0.34Si2.06O27
Help on Environment: Environment: Zoltaiite formed with quartz, celsian, apatite, sphalerite, pyrrhotite, and galena under greenschist-facies metamorphism
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Wigwam deposit, Akolkolex River area, southeast of Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Tibor Zoltai (1925-2003) in recognition of his contributions to mineralogy both as a researcher and as an educator.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2003-006