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Hypersthene Mineral Data

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General Hypersthene Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mg,Fe++)2Si2O6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 232.32 gm
   Magnesium  10.46 %  Mg   17.35 % MgO
   Iron       24.04 %  Fe   30.93 % FeO
   Silicon    24.18 %  Si   51.73 % SiO2
   Oxygen     41.32 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: MgFe2+Si2O6
Help on Environment: Environment: Minerals of basic igneous rocks and meteorites. Intermediate in composition between enstatite and ferrosilite
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 1988 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA)
Help on Locality: Locality: Dark plutonic rocks of the Adirondack Mountain region of New York, especially the North Creek garnet occurrences. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From in the Greek hyper - "above" and stenos - "power."
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Bronzite