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Hawthorneite Mineral Data

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General Hawthorneite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ba[Ti3Cr4Fe4Mg]O19
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,040.63 gm
   Barium     13.20 %  Ba   14.73 % BaO
   Magnesium   2.34 %  Mg    3.87 % MgO
   Titanium   13.80 %  Ti   23.03 % TiO2
   Chromium   19.99 %  Cr   26.14 % CrO
   Iron       21.47 %  Fe   27.62 % FeO
   Oxygen     29.21 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       95.39 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaTi3Cr4Fe2+4MgO19
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed during upper-mantle (75-100 km, 900-1,000 Deg C., 20-30 kbar) metasomatism of chromian spinel in peridotite xenolith in a kimberlite pipe. Included in spinel surrounded by li ndsleyite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1989
Help on Locality: Locality: Bultfontein diamond mine, Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for John Barry Hawthorne, formerly chief geologist (Diamonds), DeBeers Consolidated Mines, South Africa.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hawthorneite + Pronunciation Say HAWTHORNEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 202256
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