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Triphylite Mineral Data

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General Triphylite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: LiFe++PO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 157.76 gm
   Lithium      4.40 %  Li    9.47 % Li2O
   Iron        35.40 %  Fe   45.54 % FeO
   Phosphorus  19.63 %  P    44.99 % P2O5
   Oxygen      40.57 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: LiFe2+(PO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral commonly pseudomorphic of the original species.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1834
Help on Locality: Locality: Branchville, Connecticut, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek tri - "threefold" and fylon - "family" in allusion to the three cations in the formula.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Triphylite + Pronunciation Say TRIPHYLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 72545
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