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Lutecite Mineral Data

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General Lutecite 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
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           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: (SiO2)
Help on Environment: Environment: Precipitated from silica saturated solutions at high pH. Compare with chalcedony. Indistinguishable from the former.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Approved IMA
Help on Locality: Locality: Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. Occures world wide. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in 1892.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Lutecine