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Oldhamite Mineral Data

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General Oldhamite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ca,Mg,Fe)S
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 72.14 gm
   Calcium    50.00 %  Ca
   Magnesium   1.68 %  Mg
   Iron        3.87 %  Fe
   Sulfur     44.45 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca0.9Mg0.05Fe2+0.05S
Help on Environment: Environment: Fills the intersticies between silicates in enstatite chondrite and achondrite meteorites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1862
Help on Locality: Locality: Bustee meteorite, Gorakhpur, Basti distr., Uttar Pradesh, India. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Thomas Oldham (1816-1878), Director of the Indian Geologial Survey (185o-1876).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Oldhamite + Pronunciation Say OLDHAMITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 60200
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