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Brownleeite Mineral Data

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General Brownleeite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MnSi
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 83.02 gm
   Manganese  66.17 %  Mn
   Silicon    33.83 %  Si
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn0+Si
Help on Environment: Environment: Fersilicite group
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Proposed IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Interplanetary dust particle collected from the stratosphere over south-western USA, probably from Comet 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Donald E. Brownlee, professor of astronomy at the University of Washington, Seattle
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2008-011