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Nchwaningite Mineral Data

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General Nchwaningite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mn++2SiO3(OH)2•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 237.99 gm
   Manganese  46.17 %  Mn   59.61 % MnO
   Silicon    11.80 %  Si   25.25 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.69 %  H    15.14 % H2O
   Oxygen     40.34 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+2SiO3(OH)2•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In a vug in manganese ore.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1995
Help on Locality: Locality: The N,chwaning II Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nchwaningite + Pronunciation Say NCHWANINGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 80118
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