Nsutite

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Nsutite
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Earthy manganese or wad
General
Category Oxide minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
Mn4+1−xMn2+xO2-2x(OH)2x where x = 0.06-0.07
Strunz classification 4.DB.15c
Crystal system Hexagonal
Unknown space group
Identification
References [1][2][3]

Nsutite is a manganese oxide mineral with formula: (Mn4+1−xMn2+xO2-2x(OH)2x where x = 0.06-0.07).[3] It is found in most large manganese deposits and was first discovered in Nsuta, Ghana. Since then, it has been found worldwide. Nsutite is a dull mineral with a hardness of 6.5-8.5 and an average specific gravity of 4.45.[3] Nustite is used as a cathode in zinc-carbon batteries, but synthetic manganese oxide is gradually replacing it.

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