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Muskoxite Mineral Data

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General Muskoxite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg7Fe+++4O13•10(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 781.67 gm
   Magnesium  21.77 %  Mg   36.09 % MgO
   Iron       28.58 %  Fe   40.86 % Fe2O3
   Hydrogen    2.58 %  H    23.05 % H2O
   Oxygen     47.08 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg7Fe3+4O13•10(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: From a drill core with Mg-Fe-Mn oxides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1969
Help on Locality: Locality: Muskox intrusion, coppermine River area, NWT, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the igneous complex (the Muskox intrusion) in which the mineral occurs.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Muskoxite + Pronunciation Say MUSKOXITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1967-043