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Magnesiochromite Mineral Data

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General Magnesiochromite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MgCr2O4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 192.29 gm
   Magnesium  12.64 %  Mg   20.96 % MgO
   Chromium   54.08 %  Cr   79.04 % Cr2O3
   Oxygen     33.28 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: MgCr2O4
Help on Environment: Environment: Accessory mineral in ultramafic rocks, as dunites, serpentinites, kimberlites, lamproites, and komatiites. Forms two series, with chromite, and with spinel.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
Help on Locality: Locality: Kalarangi mines, Orissa, India. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for a MAGNESIum-rich chromite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Magnesiochromite Say MAGNESIOCHROMITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Chrompicotite
  ICSD 20819
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