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Tistarite Mineral Data

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General Tistarite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ti2O3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 142.66 gm
   Magnesium   1.19 %  Mg
   Zirconium   0.64 %  Zr
   Titanium   63.77 %  Ti
   Aluminum    0.76 %  Al
   Oxygen     33.64 %  O
             ______ 
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ti1.9O3Al0.04Zr0.01Mg0.07
Help on Environment: Environment: Found as one subhedral crystal in a cluster of micrometer-sized refractory grains along with khamrabaevite (TiC), rutile, and corundum crystals within a chondrule. Corundum group.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2008 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Allende meteorite, Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the composition "Ti" and the word "star," implying that this new refractory mineral is among the first solids formed in the solar system.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2008-016