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Liebenbergite Mineral Data

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General Liebenbergite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ni,Mg)2SiO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 192.27 gm
   Magnesium   6.32 %  Mg   10.48 % MgO
   Silicon    14.61 %  Si   31.25 % SiO2
   Nickel     45.79 %  Ni   58.27 % NiO
   Oxygen     33.29 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ni1.5Mg0.5SiO4
Help on Environment: Environment: In a small tabular nickel deposit at the contact between quartzite and serpentinized ultramafics; it appears to have formed at �730 �C and < 2 kbar during thermal metamorphism, poss ibly of a nickel-rich meteorite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: From three km west of the Scotia Talc mine, Bon Accord, Barberton, Transvaal, South Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for W.R. Liebenberg, Deputy Director-General of the National Institute for Metallurgy of South Africa.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Liebenbergite + Pronunciation Say LIEBENBERGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100865
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