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Truscottite Mineral Data

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General Truscottite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ca,Mn++)14Si24O58(OH)8•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,364.92 gm
   Calcium    20.34 %  Ca   28.45 % CaO
   Manganese   4.65 %  Mn    6.00 % MnO
   Silicon    28.50 %  Si   60.98 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.51 %  H     4.57 % H2O
   Oxygen     46.00 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca12Mn2+2Si24O58(OH)8•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1914
Help on Locality: Locality: Lelong Donok gold mine, Benkeelen, Sumatra, Indonesia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Samuel John Truscott (1970-1950), English mining geologist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Truscottite + Pronunciation Say TRUSCOTTITE