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Eskolaite Mineral Data

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General Eskolaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Cr2O3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 151.99 gm
   Chromium  68.42 %  Cr  100.00 % Cr2O3
   Oxygen    31.58 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cr2O3
Help on Environment: Environment: In chromium-rich termolite skarns, metaquartzites, and chlorite veins. Rare component of chondrite meteorites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
Help on Locality: Locality: Outokumpu, Karelia, Finland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Pentti Eelis Eskola (1883-1964), of the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Eskolaite + Pronunciation Say ESKOLAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 201102
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