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Ferrocarpholite Mineral Data

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General Ferrocarpholite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe++,Mg)Al2Si2O6(OH)4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 324.65 gm
   Magnesium   1.50 %  Mg    2.48 % MgO
   Titanium    0.15 %  Ti    0.25 % TiO2
   Manganese   0.17 %  Mn    0.22 % MnO
   Aluminum   15.54 %  Al   29.37 % Al2O3
   Iron       15.31 %  Fe   17.93 % FeO /  1.97 % Fe2O3
   Silicon    17.56 %  Si   37.57 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.13 %  H    10.10 % H2O
   Oxygen     48.64 %  O
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             100.00 %       99.88 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+0.81Mg0.2Mn2+0.01Al1.87Fe3+0.08Ti0.01Si2.03O9.87H3.64
Help on Environment: Environment: In quartz veins in blueschists of low metamorphic grade, formed from felsic tuffs at about 250 �C and 3 kbar.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1951
Help on Locality: Locality: At several localities west of Tomata, Celebes, Indonesia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the Fe-dominant member of the carpholite series.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ferrocarpholite + Pronunciation Say FERROCARPHOLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 34519
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