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Akermanite Mineral Data

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General Akermanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2MgSi2O7
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 272.63 gm
   Calcium    29.40 %  Ca   41.14 % CaO
   Magnesium   8.92 %  Mg   14.78 % MgO
   Silicon    20.60 %  Si   44.08 % SiO2
   Oxygen     41.08 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Mg(Si2O7)
Help on Environment: Environment: A product of contact metamorphism of siliceous limestones and dolostones, and in rocks of the sanidinite facies. Also, forms from alkalic magmas rich in calcium.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1884
Help on Locality: Locality: Occurrences are typically of intermediate series members; relatively pure examples have been found at Monte Somma and Vesuvius, Campania, and Monte Cavalluchio, Sacrofano, near Rome, L Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Anders Richard Akerman (1837-1922), Swedish metallurgist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Akermanite + Pronunciation Say AKERMANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 39924
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