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Geikielite Mineral Data

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General Geikielite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MgTiO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 120.18 gm
   Magnesium  20.22 %  Mg   33.54 % MgO
   Titanium   39.84 %  Ti   66.46 % TiO2
   Oxygen     39.94 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: MgTiO3
Help on Environment: Environment: Forms during contact metamorphism of impure magnesian limestones. Also in carbonatites, kimberlites, and serpentinized ultramafic rocks. Forms a series with ilmenite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1892
Help on Locality: Locality: Gem gravels of the Rakwana and Balanoda districts, Sri Lanka. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Sir Archibald Geikie (1835-1924), Scottish geologist and Director-General of the Geological Survey of Great Brition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Geikielite + Pronunciation Say GEIKIELITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 65794
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