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Seifertite Mineral Data

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General Seifertite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: SiO2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 60.08 gm
   Silicon  46.74 %  Si  100.00 % SiO2
   Oxygen   53.26 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: SiO2
Help on Environment: Environment: Found as lamellae occurring together with dense silica glass lamellae in composite silica grains in the heavily shocked Martian meteorite. Polymorphous with quartz.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Shergotty SNC meteorite. Shergotty is a basaltic achondrite that fell on August 25, 1865 in Bihar State in India. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Name for Friedrich A. Seifert (b. 1941), founding Director of the Bayerische Geoinstitut, Universit´┐Żt Bayreuth, Germany, for his important contributions to high-pressure geoscience.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2004-010