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Aluminite Mineral Data

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General Aluminite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al2(SO4)(OH)4•7(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 344.16 gm
   Aluminum  15.68 %  Al   29.63 % Al2O3
   Hydrogen   5.27 %  H    47.11 % H2O
   Sulfur     9.32 %  S    23.26 % SO3
   Oxygen    69.73 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al2(SO4)(OH)4•7(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed in recent or Tertiary clays, marls, and lignites by the action of sulfate solutions derived from the alteration of pyrite or marcasite on aluminous silicates.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1807
Help on Locality: Locality: Halle, Saxony, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its chemical composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Aluminite + Pronunciation Say ALUMINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 2234
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