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Rhodochrosite Mineral Data

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General Rhodochrosite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MnCO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 114.95 gm
   Manganese  47.79 %  Mn   61.71 % MnO
   Carbon     10.45 %  C    38.29 % CO2
   Oxygen     41.76 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn2+(CO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: Commonly forms during oxidation of Mn-bearing ores in a carbonate environment.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1800
Help on Locality: Locality: Cavnic (Kapnik), Maramures, Romania Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek rhodon -"rose" and chroma - "color."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Rhodochrosite + Pronunciation Say RHODOCHROSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Dialogite
  ICSD 100677
  Manganese spar
  PDF 44-1472
  Parakutnohorite - intermediate composition between calcite and rhodochrosite