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Devitrite

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Formula:
Na2Ca3Si6O16
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.





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Chemical Properties of DevitriteHide

Formula:
Na2Ca3Si6O16

Other Language Names for DevitriteHide

German:Devitrit
Spanish:Devitrita

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

References for DevitriteHide

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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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