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Galaxite Mineral Data

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General Galaxite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mn,Mg)(Al,Fe+++)2O4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 172.72 gm
   Magnesium   1.41 %  Mg    2.33 % MgO
   Manganese  28.63 %  Mn   36.96 % MnO
   Aluminum   29.68 %  Al   56.08 % Al2O3
   Iron        3.23 %  Fe    4.62 % Fe2O3
   Oxygen     37.05 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+0.9Mg0.1Al1.9Fe3+0.1O4
Help on Environment: Environment: In carbonate-rich, silica undersaturated parts of metamorphosed manganese deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1932
Help on Locality: Locality: Bald Knob near the town of Galax, Alleghany co., North Carolina, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its location.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Galaxite Say GALAXITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 66855
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