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Monticellite Mineral Data

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General Monticellite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaMgSiO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 156.47 gm
   Calcium    25.61 %  Ca   35.84 % CaO
   Magnesium  15.53 %  Mg   25.76 % MgO
   Silicon    17.95 %  Si   38.40 % SiO2
   Oxygen     40.90 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaMgSiO4
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs in a carbonatite, a magmatic product of silica-deficient magma differentiation and rich in CO2.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1831
Help on Locality: Locality: Magnet Cove, Hot Spring Co., Arkansas, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Teodoro Monticelli (1759-1846), Italian Mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Monticellite + Pronunciation Say MONTICELLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 79792
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