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Neotocite Mineral Data

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General Neotocite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mn,Fe++)SiO3•(H2O) (?)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 149.26 gm
   Manganese  27.60 %  Mn   35.64 % MnO
   Iron        9.35 %  Fe   12.03 % FeO
   Silicon    18.82 %  Si   40.25 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.35 %  H    12.07 % H2O
   Oxygen     42.88 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+0.75Fe2+0.25SiO3•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral from the alteration of rhodonite and other manganese silicates.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1848
Help on Locality: Locality: Eric-Ers mine, Torsaker, Gastrikland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek "Neotokos" = of recent origin, being a product of deterioration of other species.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Neotocite + Pronunciation Say NEOTOCITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Chinglusuite
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