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Kirschsteinite Mineral Data

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General Kirschsteinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaFe++SiO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 188.01 gm
   Calcium  21.32 %  Ca   29.83 % CaO
   Iron     29.70 %  Fe   38.21 % FeO
   Silicon  14.94 %  Si   31.96 % SiO2
   Oxygen   34.04 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaFe2+(SiO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: In melilite-nephelinite lava.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
Help on Locality: Locality: Mt. Shaheru, the extinct southern cone of Mt. Nyiragongo, Kivu Province, Congo (Zaire). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Egon Kirschstein, German geologist, a pioneer in the geological exploration of Kivu Province, Congo (Zaire).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kirschsteinite + Pronunciation Say KIRSCHSTEINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 83824
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