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Devitrite

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Formula:
Na
 
2
Ca
 
3
Si
 
6
O
 
16


An orthorhombic silicate phase, common in devitrified glass.
Possibly the same as "Réaumurite" [Clark, 1993, "Hey's Mineral Index"].

Formula in some of the literature erroneously given as Na2Ca3Si5O16 (not charge-balanced).

Compare also combeite.



Classification of Devitrite

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Chemical Properties of Devitrite

Formula:
Na
 
2
Ca
 
3
Si
 
6
O
 
16
Simplified for copy/paste:Na2Ca3Si6O16
Essential elements:Ca, Na, O, Si
All elements listed in formula:Ca, Na, O, Si

Other Names for Devitrite

Other Languages:
German:Devitrit
Spanish:Devitrita

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Devitrite

Reference List:

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Spencer, L.J. (1913): A sixth list of new mineral names. Mineral. Mag. 16, 352-378.

V. Kahlenberg, D. Girtler, E. Arroyabe, D. Többens & R. Kaindl (2010): Devitrite (Na2Ca3Si6O16) – structural, spectroscopic and computational investigations on a crystalline impurity phase in industrial soda-lime glasses. Mineral. Petrol. 100, 1–9.

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