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Lechatelierite Mineral Data

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General Lechatelierite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: SiO2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 60.08 gm
   Silicon  46.74 %  Si  100.00 % SiO2
   Oxygen   53.26 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: (SiO2)
Help on Environment: Environment: Naturally occurring fused quartz as inclusions in igneous rock, lightning strikes in sandy soils, and meteor impacts.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Submitted IMA - Published 1915
Help on Locality: Locality: Meteor Crater, Coconino County, Arizona, USA and other World wide occurrences. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Henry Louis Le Chatelier (1850-1936), French-Italian chemist.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Fulgurites