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Filipstadite Mineral Data

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General Filipstadite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mn++,Mg)4Sb+++++Fe+++O8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 475.43 gm
   Magnesium   7.67 %  Mg   12.72 % MgO
   Manganese  28.89 %  Mn   37.30 % MnO
   Aluminum    0.34 %  Al    0.64 % Al2O3
   Iron       10.57 %  Fe   15.12 % Fe2O3
   Antimony   25.61 %  Sb   34.02 % Sb2O5
   Oxygen     26.92 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.80 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+2.5Mg1.5Fe3+0.9SbAl0.06O8
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphosed Fe-Mn deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1988
Help on Locality: Locality: Langban and Jakobsberg, Varmland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the town of Filipstad, Sweden, which is near the mine.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Filipstadite + Pronunciation Say FILIPSTADITE