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Laihunite Mineral Data

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General Laihunite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe++Fe+++2(SiO4)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 351.71 gm
   Iron     47.64 %  Fe   20.43 % FeO / 45.40 % Fe2O3
   Silicon  15.97 %  Si   34.17 % SiO2
   Oxygen   36.39 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2(SiO4)2
Help on Environment: Environment: In a Precambrian metamorphic iron deposit, probably derived by oxidation of fayalite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1976
Help on Locality: Locality: Little Lai-He village, Liaoning Province, China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Laihunite + Pronunciation Say LAIHUNITE