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Ardealite Mineral Data

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General Ardealite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2(SO4)(HPO4)•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 344.26 gm
   Calcium     23.28 %  Ca   32.58 % CaO
   Phosphorus   9.00 %  P    20.62 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.64 %  H    23.55 % H2O
   Sulfur       9.31 %  S    23.26 % SO3
   Oxygen      55.77 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2(SO4)(HPO4)•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In limestone caves, as an early stage of the breakdown of bat guano, in reaction with calcite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1932
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Cioclovina Cave, Transylvania, Romania. In Italy, in the La Guangola Cave, near Altamura, Apulia. At the Magurata and Bacho Kuo Caves, Bulgaria. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From "Ardeal," the old Romanian name for Transylvania.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ardealite + Pronunciation Say ARDEALITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100626
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