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Mozartite Mineral Data

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General Mozartite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaMn+++SiO4(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 204.11 gm
   Calcium    19.64 %  Ca   27.47 % CaO
   Manganese  26.92 %  Mn   38.67 % Mn2O3
   Silicon    13.76 %  Si   29.44 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.49 %  H     4.41 % H2O
   Oxygen     39.19 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaMn3+(SiO4)(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found intergrown with pectolite. Isostructural with vuagnatite and adelite group minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1993
Help on Locality: Locality: Circhiara mine, near Faggiona, Val di Vara, La Spezia, eastern Liguria, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and his opera "The Magic Flute". The mineral was first noted in 1991, the 200th annivarsary of the composer's death.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Mozartite + Pronunciation Say MOZARTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 75925
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