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Esseneite Mineral Data

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General Esseneite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaFe+++AlSiO6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 246.99 gm
   Calcium   16.23 %  Ca   22.70 % CaO
   Aluminum  10.92 %  Al   20.64 % Al2O3
   Iron      22.61 %  Fe   32.33 % Fe2O3
   Silicon   11.37 %  Si   24.33 % SiO2
   Oxygen    38.87 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaFe3+AlSiO6
Help on Environment: Environment: A high-temperature, low-pressure, oxidized and quenched crystallization product derived from fused sediments contiguous to naturally combusted coal seams.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1987
Help on Locality: Locality: At Durham ranch, in the Powder River basin, 13 km northeast of Reno Junction and 25 km south of Gillette, Campbell Co., Wyoming, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Eric J. Essene, Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, and discoverer of the first specimens.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Esseneite + Pronunciation Say ESSENEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 202160
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