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Homilite Mineral Data

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General Homilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2(Fe++,Mg)B2Si2O10
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 365.90 gm
   Calcium    21.91 %  Ca   30.65 % CaO
   Magnesium   1.66 %  Mg    2.75 % MgO
   Iron       11.45 %  Fe   14.73 % FeO
   Silicon    15.35 %  Si   32.84 % SiO2
   Boron       5.91 %  B    19.03 % B2O3
   Oxygen     43.73 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Fe2+0.75Mg0.25B2Si2O10
Help on Environment: Environment: In pegmatite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1896
Help on Locality: Locality: Stoko island, Langesundfiord, southern Norway. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for "to occur together", in allusion to its association with meliphanite and "erdmannite" (allanite).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Homilite Say HOMILITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 47157
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