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Purpurite Mineral Data

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General Purpurite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mn+++PO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 149.91 gm
   Manganese   36.65 %  Mn   52.66 % Mn2O3
   Phosphorus  20.66 %  P    47.34 % P2O5
   Oxygen      42.69 %  O
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              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn3+(PO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Forms a series with the Fe+++ end-member heterosite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1905
Help on Locality: Locality: Faires tin mine, Kings Mt, Gaston Co., North Carolina, USA Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Latin purpureus - "purple red."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Purpurite + Pronunciation Say PURPURITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 38210
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