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Ferrisicklerite Mineral Data

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General Ferrisicklerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Li(Fe+++,Mn++)PO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 157.53 gm
   Lithium      4.41 %  Li    9.48 % Li2O
   Manganese    8.72 %  Mn   11.26 % MnO
   Iron        26.59 %  Fe   38.01 % Fe2O3
   Phosphorus  19.66 %  P    45.05 % P2O5
   Oxygen      40.63 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      103.81 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: LiFe3+0.75Mn2+0.25(PO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Late hydrothermal alteration or weathering of triphylite-lithiophilite in complex zoned granite pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1937
Help on Locality: Locality: Varutrask pegmatite, 15 km northwest of Skelleftea, Vasterbotten, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its dominant ferric iron content and relation to sicklerite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ferrisicklerite + Pronunciation Say FERRISICKLERITE