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Sarcopside Mineral Data

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General Sarcopside Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe++,Mn,Mg)3(PO4)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 338.25 gm
   Magnesium    2.16 %  Mg    3.57 % MgO
   Manganese    4.87 %  Mn    6.29 % MnO
   Iron        39.63 %  Fe   50.98 % FeO
   Phosphorus  17.40 %  P    39.87 % P2O5
   Oxygen      35.95 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.71 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+2.4Mn2+0.3Mg0.3(PO4)1.9
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed along with graftonite, probably by exsolution from triphylite, in complex zoned granite pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
Help on Locality: Locality: Gory Sowie (Michelsdorf), in the Eulengebirge, Silesia, Poland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for "flesh" and "view," in allusion to its apparent flesh-red color [due to intimate intergrowth with graftonite].
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sarcopside + Pronunciation Say SARCOPSIDE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 72049
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