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Keilite Mineral Data

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General Keilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe,Mn,Mg,Ca,Cr)S
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 81.91 gm
   Calcium     0.83 %  Ca
   Magnesium   4.75 %  Mg
   Manganese  23.88 %  Mn
   Zinc        0.08 %  Zn
   Chromium    1.21 %  Cr
   Iron       29.80 %  Fe
   Sulfur     39.46 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+0.43Mn2+0.35Mg0.16Ca0.01Cr0.01Zn0.001S
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in Abee enstitie chondrite, Alberta Canada. (Fe-dominant analogue of niningerite).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Abee enstatite chondrite, Abee, Alberta, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Klaus Keil (1934-), professor at the University of Hawaii.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2001-053