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Niningerite Mineral Data

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General Niningerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mg,Fe++,Mn)S
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 68.90 gm
   Magnesium  21.17 %  Mg
   Manganese   7.97 %  Mn
   Iron       24.32 %  Fe
   Sulfur     46.54 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg0.6Fe2+0.3Mn2+0.1S
Help on Environment: Environment: In less extensively metamorphosed enstatite chondrite meteorites intergrown with kamacite and troilite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1967
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Abee, Saint-Suveur, Adhi-Kot, Indarch, St. Marks, Qingzhen, and Kota-Kota enstatite chondrite meteorites. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Harvey Harlow Nininger (1887-1986), of Sedona Arizona, USA for his contributions to meteorite studies.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Niningerite + Pronunciation Say NININGERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 30241
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