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Surinamite Mineral Data

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General Surinamite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mg,Fe++)3Al4BeSi3O16
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 553.76 gm
   Magnesium   9.88 %  Mg   16.38 % MgO
   Beryllium   1.63 %  Be    4.52 % BeO
   Aluminum   19.49 %  Al   36.83 % Al2O3
   Iron        7.56 %  Fe    9.73 % FeO
   Silicon    15.22 %  Si   32.55 % SiO2
   Oxygen     46.23 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg2.25Fe2+0.75Al4BeSi3O16
Help on Environment: Environment: In mylonitic mesoperthite gneiss, probably formed during high-pressure granulite facies metamorphism of aluminous rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1976
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Bakhuis Mountains, Surinam. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Surinamite + Pronunciation Say SURINAMITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 31212
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