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Chaoite Mineral Data

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General Chaoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: C
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 12.01 gm
   Carbon 100.00 %  C
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: C
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs in shock-metamorphosed graphite gneisses, and in ureilite meteorites. Thin lamellae, alternating with graphite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1969
Help on Locality: Locality: Ries Crater, Bavaria, Germany. Goalpur and Dyalpur meteorites. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Edward C. T. Chao (1919-), Chinese-U.S. Petrologist.