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Simferite Mineral Data

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General Simferite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Li(Mg,Fe+++,Mn+++)2(PO4)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 276.67 gm
   Lithium      2.51 %  Li    5.40 % Li2O
   Magnesium    8.78 %  Mg   14.57 % MgO
   Manganese    7.94 %  Mn   11.41 % Mn2O3
   Iron        12.11 %  Fe   17.32 % Fe2O3
   Phosphorus  22.39 %  P    51.30 % P2O5
   Oxygen      46.26 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: LiMgFe3+0.6Mn3+0.4(PO4)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs at the contact of REE-bearing pegmatite and phlogopitized tremolitic rock.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1999
Help on Locality: Locality: Radionovskoye pegmatite field, middle Berda River, Zaporozhe district, Ukraine. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Name is derived from the Greek for "hospitable," in allusion to the fact that four (non-P) cations enter its structure.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Simferite + Pronunciation Say SIMFERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 71764
  IMA1989-016
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