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Bixbyite Mineral Data

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General Bixbyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mn+++,Fe+++)2O3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 158.33 gm
   Manganese  52.05 %  Mn   74.78 % Mn2O3
   Iron       17.64 %  Fe   25.22 % Fe2O3
   Oxygen     30.32 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn3+1.5Fe3+0.5O3
Help on Environment: Environment: Pneumatolytic, hydrothermal, and metamorphic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1897
Help on Locality: Locality: Siapa and Chhindwara, India. Thomas Range, Utah. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the American mineralogist, M. Bixby.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bixbyite Say BIXBYITE