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Melanotekite Mineral Data

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General Melanotekite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb2Fe+++2Si2O9
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 726.26 gm
   Iron     15.38 %  Fe   21.99 % Fe2O3
   Silicon   7.73 %  Si   16.55 % SiO2
   Lead     57.06 %  Pb   61.47 % PbO
   Oxygen   19.83 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb2Fe3+2Si2O9
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs with native lead.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1880
Help on Locality: Locality: Langbanshyttan, Vermland, sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek black and to melt or glass, for the black bead formed under the blowpipe.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Melanotekite + Pronunciation Say MELANOTEKITE