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Neltnerite Mineral Data

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General Neltnerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaMn+++6SiO12
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 589.78 gm
   Calcium     6.80 %  Ca    9.51 % CaO
   Manganese  55.89 %  Mn   80.30 % Mn2O3
   Silicon     4.76 %  Si   10.19 % SiO2
   Oxygen     32.55 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaMn3+6SiO12
Help on Environment: Environment: Vein with minerals containing manganese and calcium.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: Tachgagalt, Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Louis Neltner, pioneer student of mineral deposits of the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Neltnerite + Pronunciation Say NELTNERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 28423
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