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Magnesioferrite Mineral Data

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General Magnesioferrite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MgFe+++2O4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 200.00 gm
   Magnesium  12.15 %  Mg   20.15 % MgO
   Iron       55.85 %  Fe   79.85 % Fe2O3
   Oxygen     32.00 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: MgFe3+2O4
Help on Environment: Environment: Contact metasomatic.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1859
Help on Locality: Locality: Vesuvius and Stromboli, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its chemical composition of magnesium and ferric iron.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Magnesioferrite Say MAGNESIOFERRITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Ceylonite
  ICSD 49551
  Iron-Magnesia Spinel
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