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Ludwigite Mineral Data

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General Ludwigite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg2Fe+++BO5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 195.26 gm
   Magnesium  24.89 %  Mg   41.28 % MgO
   Iron       28.60 %  Fe   40.89 % Fe2O3
   Boron       5.54 %  B    17.83 % B2O3
   Oxygen     40.97 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg2Fe3+BO5
Help on Environment: Environment: Typically formed in a magnesian iron skarn and contact metamorphic deposits. Forms a series with vonsenite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1874
Help on Locality: Locality: Ocna de Fier (Vask�, Mor�vica, Eisenstein), Banat, Romania Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Austrian chemist, Ernst Ludwig (1842-1915).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ludwigite + Pronunciation Say LUDWIGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 65435
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