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Trimerite Mineral Data

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General Trimerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaMn2Be3(SiO4)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 453.24 gm
   Calcium     8.84 %  Ca   12.37 % CaO
   Manganese  24.24 %  Mn   31.30 % MnO
   Beryllium   5.97 %  Be   16.56 % BeO
   Silicon    18.59 %  Si   39.77 % SiO2
   Oxygen     42.36 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaMn2+2Be3(SiO4)3
Help on Environment: Environment: A rare mineral, probably formed during late-stage hydrothermal activity associated with contact metamorphism and metasomatism.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1890
Help on Locality: Locality: At the Harstigen mine, near Persberg, at Jakobsberg, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for three parts, in allusion to the trilling twinning and associated optical effects.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Trimerite + Pronunciation Say TRIMERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100082
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