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Ho-Kwang (David) Mao
Crystal System:
Named in honor of Ho-Kwang (David) Mao (毛河光) (b. 18 June 1941, Shanghai, China), geologist at the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution for Science. He is an expert in high pressures and temperatures, and has repeatedly achieved the highest laboratory pressures in the world. Among many honors, he was awarded the 2005 Roebling Medal.
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This page provides mineralogical data about Maohokite.

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Classification of MaohokiteHide

Approved, Pending publication
Approval Year:

Chemical Properties of MaohokiteHide


Crystallography of MaohokiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

Powder Diffraction Data:
From Type Description.

Occurrences of MaohokiteHide

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Type Occurrence of MaohokiteHide

Place of Conservation of Type Material:
Type material is deposited in the mineralogical collections of the Geological Museum, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tianhe, Kehua Street 511, Guangzhou 510640, China, catalogue number XY-shock gneiss 290

Synonyms of MaohokiteHide

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for MaohokiteHide

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Chen, M., Shu, J., Xie, X. and Tan, D. (2017) Maohokite, IMA 2017-047. CNMNC Newsletter No. 39, October 2017, page 1281; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 1279–1286.

Internet Links for MaohokiteHide

Localities for MaohokiteHide

ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
China (TL)
  • Liaoning Province (Manchuria; Dongbei Region)
    • Anshan Prefecture
      • Xiuyan Co.
        • Pianling
Chen, M., Shu, J., Xie, X. and Tan, D. (2017) Maohokite, IMA 2017-047. CNMNC Newsletter No. 39, October 2017, page 1281; Mineralogical Magazine: 81: 1279–1286.
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