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Luobusaite Mineral Data

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General Luobusaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe0.83Si2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 102.52 gm
   Iron     45.21 %  Fe
   Silicon  54.79 %  Si
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+0.83Si2
Help on Environment: Environment: Recovered from a crushed and sieved fraction from a podiform chromitite in ophiolite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2006 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Luobusa mine, Indus-Yarlung Zangbo suture zone, Qusong County, Tibet Autonomous Region, Peopleďż˝s Republic of China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2005-052a