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Taikanite Mineral Data

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General Taikanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ba,Sr)2Mn+++2Si4O12
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 664.01 gm
   Barium     31.02 %  Ba   34.64 % BaO
   Strontium   6.60 %  Sr    7.80 % SrO
   Manganese  16.55 %  Mn   23.78 % Mn2O3
   Silicon    16.92 %  Si   36.19 % SiO2
   Oxygen     28.91 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      102.41 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ba1.5Sr0.5Mn3+2Si4O12
Help on Environment: Environment: In hydrothermal manganese ores related to alkalic dikes intruding limestones and siliceous rocks (Irnimi deposit, Russia); in a bedded manganese deposit (Wessels mine, South Africa) .
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1985
Help on Locality: Locality: Irnimi manganese deposit, Taikan Mountains, Khabarovsk Territory, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Taikanite + Pronunciation Say TAIKANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 39593
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