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Helvite Mineral Data

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General Helvite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mn4Be3(SiO4)3S
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 555.10 gm
   Manganese  39.59 %  Mn   51.12 % MnO
   Beryllium   4.87 %  Be   13.52 % BeO
   Silicon    15.18 %  Si   32.47 % SiO2
   Sulfur      5.78 %  S     5.78 % S2-
                -   %  S    -2.88 % -O=S 
   Oxygen     34.59 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+4Be3(SiO4)3S
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in skarns, pegmatites, and hydrothermally altered rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1817
Help on Locality: Locality: Schwarzenberg and Breitenbrunn, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek helios - "sun."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Helvite Say HELVITE