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Pyrophanite Mineral Data

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General Pyrophanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MnTiO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 150.82 gm
   Titanium   31.75 %  Ti   52.96 % TiO2
   Manganese  36.43 %  Mn   47.04 % MnO
   Oxygen     31.83 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+TiO3
Help on Environment: Environment: Principally in metamorphosed manganese deposits, less commonly as an accessory mineral in granite, amphibolite, and serpentinites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1890
Help on Locality: Locality: Jartstig mine, Pajsberg, Hear Persberg, Vermland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek pyr - "fire" and fanos - "shining."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Pyrophanite + Pronunciation Say PYROPHANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 6006
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