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Maricite Mineral Data

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General Maricite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaFe++PO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 173.81 gm
   Sodium      13.23 %  Na   17.83 % Na2O
   Iron        32.13 %  Fe   41.34 % FeO
   Phosphorus  17.82 %  P    40.83 % P2O5
   Oxygen      36.82 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaFe2+(PO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: In phosphatic nodules in sideritic ironstones.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: Big Fish River area, Yukon Territory, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Luka Maric (1899-?), Professor of Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Maricite Say MARICITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 200111
  IMA1976-024
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