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Tapiolite Mineral Data

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General Tapiolite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 495.95 gm
   Tantalum   65.67 %  Ta   80.19 % Ta2O5
   Manganese   2.22 %  Mn    2.86 % MnO
   Niobium     3.75 %  Nb    5.36 % Nb2O5
   Iron        9.01 %  Fe   11.59 % FeO
   Oxygen     19.36 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+0.8Mn2+0.2Ta1.8Nb0.2O6
Help on Environment: Environment: Pegmatites and alluvial deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Approved IMA
Help on Locality: Locality: Sukkula, Finland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in 1863 after the god Tapio of Finnish mythology. Now a group name.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tapiolite + Pronunciation Say TAPIOLITE