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Blatterite Mineral Data

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General Blatterite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mn++,Mg)35Sb3(Mn+++,Fe+++)9(BO3)16O32
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 3,807.71 gm
   Magnesium   8.94 %  Mg   14.82 % MgO
   Manganese  41.48 %  Mn   39.12 % MnO / 16.07 % Mn2O3
   Iron        1.83 %  Fe    2.62 % Fe2O3
   Boron       4.54 %  B    14.63 % B2O3
   Antimony    9.59 %  Sb   12.74 % Sb2O5
   Oxygen     33.61 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+21Mg14Sb3Mn3+7.75Fe3+1.25(BO3)16O32
Help on Environment: Environment: From metamorphosed Fe-Mn orebodies.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1988
Help on Locality: Locality: Kittel mine, Varmland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Fritz Blatter (1943-), German mineral collector, who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Blatterite + Pronunciation Say BLATTERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 76890
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