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Nsutite Mineral Data

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General Nsutite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mn++++1-x)(Mn++x)(O2-2x)(OH2x) where x = 0.06-0.07
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 87.24 gm
   Manganese  62.97 %  Mn   12.20 % MnO / 84.71 % MnO2
   Hydrogen    0.35 %  H     3.10 % H2O
   Oxygen     36.68 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn4+0.85O1.7Mn2+0.15(OH)0.3
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidation of manganese carbonate minerals. Found in most major manganese deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1962
Help on Locality: Locality: Nsuta, Ghana. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nsutite Say NSUTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Wad