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Merwinite Mineral Data

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General Merwinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca3Mg(SiO4)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 328.71 gm
   Calcium    36.58 %  Ca   51.18 % CaO
   Magnesium   7.39 %  Mg   12.26 % MgO
   Silicon    17.09 %  Si   36.56 % SiO2
   Oxygen     38.94 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca3Mg(SiO4)2
Help on Environment: Environment: In siliceous dolomitic limestone in contact metamorphic zones, formed at relatively elevated temperatures.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1921
Help on Locality: Locality: Crestmore quarry, 5 miles NW of Riverside, Riverside Co., California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Herbert Eugene Merwin (1878-1963), American mineralogist and petrologist, Carnegie Institute, Washington, D.C., USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Merwinite + Pronunciation Say MERWINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 26002
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