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Magnesiotaaffeite-2N2S Mineral Data

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General Magnesiotaaffeite-2N2S Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg3Al8BeO16
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 553.77 gm
   Magnesium  13.17 %  Mg   21.83 % MgO
   Beryllium   1.63 %  Be    4.52 % BeO
   Aluminum   38.98 %  Al   73.65 % Al2O3
   Oxygen     46.23 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg3Al8BeO16
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in the gem gravels of Sri Lanka.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: Niriella Village, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Count R.Taaffe of Dublin, Ireland, who discovered the mineral in 1945. (S=Spinel, N=Nolanite Layers).
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2001-A
  Taaffeite