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Kanoite Mineral Data

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General Kanoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mn++,Mg)2Si2O6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 246.73 gm
   Magnesium   4.93 %  Mg    8.17 % MgO
   Manganese  33.40 %  Mn   43.13 % MnO
   Silicon    22.77 %  Si   48.71 % SiO2
   Oxygen     38.91 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+1.5Mg0.5Si2O6
Help on Environment: Environment: In a seam cutting a pyroxmangite-cummingtonite metamorphic rock.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: From near Tatehira, Oshima Peninsula, Hokkaido, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Hiroshi Kano, Professor of Petrology, Akita University, Akita, Japan.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kanoite Say KANOITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100757
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