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Feitknechtite Mineral Data

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General Feitknechtite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: beta-Mn+++O(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 87.94 gm
   Manganese  62.47 %  Mn   89.76 % Mn2O3
   Hydrogen    1.15 %  H    10.24 % H2O
   Oxygen     36.39 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product of Mn ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1965
Help on Locality: Locality: Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Walter Feitknecht (1899-1975), Swiss, professor of chemistry, University of Bern.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Feitknechtite + Pronunciation Say FEITKNECHTITE