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Akhtenskite Mineral Data

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General Akhtenskite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mn++++O2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 86.94 gm
   Manganese  63.19 %  Mn  100.00 % MnO2
   Oxygen     36.81 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn4+O2
Help on Environment: Environment: In mixtures in "psilomelane" with other manganese oxides in an iron oxide deposit, probably bacterially altered from a previous mineral (Akhtensk deposit, Russia); in incrustations of ferromanganese minerals on oceanic
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1979
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Akhtensk brown ironstone deposit, Southern Ural Mountains, on Mt. Zarod, Sikhote-Alin Mountains, Primorskiy Kray, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the Akhtensk deposit, Russia, where it was first noted.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Akhtenskite + Pronunciation Say AKHTENSKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 76430
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