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Ercitite Mineral Data

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General Ercitite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2(H2O)4[Mn+++2(OH)2(PO4)2]
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 225.83 gm
   Sodium       9.06 %  Na   12.21 % Na2O
   Calcium      0.71 %  Ca    0.99 % CaO
   Manganese   12.89 %  Mn   18.53 % Mn2O3
   Iron        11.38 %  Fe   16.26 % Fe2O3
   Phosphorus  13.85 %  P    31.74 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.23 %  H    19.94 % H2O
   Oxygen      49.88 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       99.68 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na0.89Ca0.04Mn3+0.53Fe3+0.46(PO4)1.01(OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Strongly oxidizing, low-temperature hydrothermal alteration. Found as an overgrowth on collinsite, fairfieldite, whitlockite, and other phosphates on a fracture surface the cuts an altered nodule of lithophllite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Tanco pegmatite at Bernic Lake, southeastern Maitoba, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for mineralogist T. Scott Ercit (1957-) of the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1999-036