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Melanostibite Mineral Data

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General Melanostibite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mn(Sb+++++,Fe+++)O3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 198.33 gm
   Manganese  27.70 %  Mn   35.77 % MnO
   Iron       11.26 %  Fe   16.10 % Fe2O3
   Antimony   36.83 %  Sb   48.93 % Sb2O5
   Oxygen     24.20 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.81 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+Sb0.6Fe3+0.4O3
Help on Environment: Environment: Fissures in banded dolomite, in a small Fe-Mn orebody in manganoan dolomite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1892
Help on Locality: Locality: Sjo mine, near Grythyttan, Orebro, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for "black" and antimony (STIBium) in its composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Melanostibite + Pronunciation Say MELANOSTIBITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24431
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