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Harstigite Mineral Data

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General Harstigite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca6MnBe4(SiO4)2(Si2O7)2(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 885.97 gm
   Calcium    27.14 %  Ca   37.98 % CaO
   Manganese   6.20 %  Mn    8.01 % MnO
   Beryllium   4.07 %  Be   11.29 % BeO
   Silicon    19.02 %  Si   40.69 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.23 %  H     2.03 % H2O
   Oxygen     43.34 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca6Mn2+Be4(SiO4)2(Si2O7)2(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs with garnet and rhodonite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1886
Help on Locality: Locality: Harstig mine, Pajsberg, near Persber, Vermland, Switzerland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Harstigite + Pronunciation Say HARSTIGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64790
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