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Xifengite Mineral Data

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General Xifengite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe5Si3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 363.49 gm
   Iron     76.82 %  Fe
   Silicon  23.18 %  Si
           100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+5Si3
Help on Environment: Environment: Innermost in spheres, surrounded by nickel-iron minerals and their oxidation products, apparently of extraterrestrial origin, found in placers.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1984
Help on Locality: Locality: Yanshan area, Hebei Province, China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the eastern passageway, Xifengkou, of the Great Wall of China.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Xifengite + Pronunciation Say XIFENGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 42585
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