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Alstonite Mineral Data

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General Alstonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaCa(CO3)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 297.42 gm
   Barium   46.17 %  Ba   51.55 % BaO
   Calcium  13.48 %  Ca   18.85 % CaO
   Carbon    8.08 %  C    29.59 % CO2
   Oxygen   32.28 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaCa(CO3)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Low-temperature hydrothermal deposits. See other trimorphs paralstonite and barytocalcite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1841
Help on Locality: Locality: Brownley Hill lead mine, Alston, Cumberland and Fallowfield lead mine hear Hexham, Northcumberland, England. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Alstonite + Pronunciation Say ALSTONITE