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Farringtonite Mineral Data

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General Farringtonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg3(PO4)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 262.86 gm
   Magnesium   27.74 %  Mg   46.00 % MgO
   Phosphorus  23.57 %  P    54.00 % P2O5
   Oxygen      48.69 %  O
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              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg3(PO4)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Component in pallasite meteorites, rimming and cementing olivine nodules.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1961
Help on Locality: Locality: Springwater, Krasnojarsk, Zaisho, Imilac, and Port Orford pallasite meteorites. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Oliver Cummings Farrington (1864-1933), Curator of Geology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Farringtonite + Pronunciation Say FARRINGTONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 31005
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