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Joosteite Mineral Data

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General Joosteite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mn++,Mn+++,Fe+++)2(PO4)O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 166.00 gm
   Manganese   29.79 %  Mn
   Iron         3.36 %  Fe
   Phosphorus  18.66 %  P
   Oxygen      48.19 %  O
              100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+0.6Mn3+0.3Fe3+0.1(PO4)O
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed by the alteration of oxidized sicklerite. Isostructural with stanekite-Mabc. Triplite/triploidite groups
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Helikon II pegmatite, Karibib, Namibia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Mrs. Charlotte Jooste, Karibib, Namibia, for her support of pegmatite research in Central Namibia.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2005-013