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Sicklerite Mineral Data

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General Sicklerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Li(Mn++,Fe+++)PO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 157.08 gm
   Lithium      4.42 %  Li    9.51 % Li2O
   Manganese   26.23 %  Mn   33.87 % MnO
   Iron         8.89 %  Fe   11.43 % FeO
   Phosphorus  19.72 %  P    45.18 % P2O5
   Oxygen      40.74 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: LiMn2+0.75Fe2+0.25(PO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Granitic pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1912
Help on Locality: Locality: Stuart mine, Queen Mountain, Pala, San Diego Co., California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the discoverer of the Pala pegmatite deposits, Sickler.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sicklerite + Pronunciation Say SICKLERITE