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Ringwoodite Mineral Data

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General Ringwoodite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg2SiO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 140.69 gm
   Magnesium  34.55 %  Mg   57.29 % MgO
   Silicon    19.96 %  Si   42.71 % SiO2
   Oxygen     45.49 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg2(SiO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Chondrite meteorites. Polymorph of forsterite and replaces ferroan forsterite grains.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1969
Help on Locality: Locality: Tenham, Austalia, chondrite. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Alfred Edward Ringwood (1930-1993), geochemist and petrologist, Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ringwoodite + Pronunciation Say RINGWOODITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 27531
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