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Chukanovite Mineral Data

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General Chukanovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe2(CO3)(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 206.88 gm
   Magnesium   0.12 %  Mg    0.19 % MgO
   Iron       53.18 %  Fe   68.41 % FeO
   Nickel      0.57 %  Ni    0.72 % NiO
   Hydrogen    1.22 %  H    10.88 % H2O
   Carbon      5.40 %  C    19.78 % CO2
   Oxygen     39.52 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+1.97Ni0.02Mg0.01(CO3)0.93(OH)2.14(H2O)0.18
Help on Environment: Environment: Product of terrestrial alteration of found in cavities in a meteorite (ataxite iron meteorite mainly consisting of kamacite and containing minor amounts of taenite and chromite). Ma lachite group.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Dronino meteorite, Kasimov District, Ryazan Oblast, Russia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Nikita V. Chukanov (b. 1953), Russian physicist and mineralogist.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2005-039