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Lonsdaleite Mineral Data

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General Lonsdaleite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: C
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 12.01 gm
   Carbon 100.00 %  C
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: C
Help on Environment: Environment: Associated with diamond in the Canyon Diablo, Goalpara, and Allan Hills 77283 meteorites. Also in diamond-bearing placers.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1967
Help on Locality: Locality: Tunguska impact site, Russia. Other world-wide impact sites. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Kathleen Lonsdale (1903-1971), English crystallographer.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Lonsdaleite + Pronunciation Say LONSDALEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 27422
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