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Magnesiotaaffeite-6N3S Mineral Data

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General Magnesiotaaffeite-6N3S Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mg,Fe++,Zn)2Al6BeO12
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 426.60 gm
   Magnesium   9.69 %  Mg   16.06 % MgO
   Beryllium   1.90 %  Be    5.28 % BeO
   Aluminum   37.95 %  Al   71.70 % Al2O3
   Zinc        1.53 %  Zn    1.91 % ZnO
   Iron        3.93 %  Fe    5.05 % FeO
   Oxygen     45.00 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg1.7Fe2+0.3Zn0.1Al6Be0.9O12
Help on Environment: Environment: In a nodule, perhaps formerly a corundum crystal, in high-grade metapyroxinite, metaperidotites, and granulites. Renamed from musgravite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2002 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Located 16 km north-northeast of Ernambella Mission, Musgrave Ranges, South Australia. 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
  Musgravite