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Ruizite Mineral Data

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General Ruizite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaMn+++Si2O6(OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 300.22 gm
   Calcium    13.35 %  Ca   18.68 % CaO
   Manganese  18.30 %  Mn   26.29 % Mn2O3
   Silicon    18.71 %  Si   40.03 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    1.68 %  H    15.00 % H2O
   Oxygen     47.96 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaMn3+Si2O6(OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In veinlets and on fracture surfaces in metalimestones, formed during cooling of a high-temperature calc-silicate assemblage under oxidizing conditions
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Christmas copper mine, Christmas, Gila Co., Arizona, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Joe Ana Ruiz, of Mammoth, Arizona, USA, collector of microscopic minerals, who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ruizite Say RUIZITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 30691
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