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Orthoericssonite Mineral Data

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General Orthoericssonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaMn2(Fe+++O)Si2O7(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 504.22 gm
   Barium     27.24 %  Ba   30.41 % BaO
   Manganese  21.79 %  Mn   28.14 % MnO
   Iron       11.08 %  Fe   15.84 % Fe2O3
   Silicon    11.14 %  Si   23.83 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.20 %  H     1.79 % H2O
   Oxygen     28.56 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaMn2+2Fe3+Si2O8(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: In a ´┐Żne-grained manganoan aegirine zone in well-banded tephroite-rhodonite-manganoan aegirine skarn. Dimorphous with ericssonite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1971
Help on Locality: Locality: From Langban, Varmland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its ORTHOrhombic crystallization and relation to ericssonite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Orthoericssonite + Pronunciation Say ORTHOERICSSONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 201041
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