Example – Ekanite, ThCa2Si8O20
Named for F.L.D. Ekanayake, of Colombo, Sri Lanka, who discovered the mineral.
A mineralogical study and crystal-structure determination of nonmetamict ekanite, ThCa2Si8O20
Szymanski J T, Owens D R, Roberts A C, Ansell H G, Chao G Y
The Canadian Mineralogist 20 (1982) 65-75
SiO4 tetrahedra (yellow)
ThO8 polyhedra (green)
CaO8 polyhedra (blue)