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General Augelite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al2(PO4)(OH)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 199.96 gm
   Aluminum    26.99 %  Al   50.99 % Al2O3
   Phosphorus  15.49 %  P    35.49 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.51 %  H    13.51 % H2O
   Oxygen      56.01 %  O
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              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al2(PO4)(OH)3
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed by hydrogen metamorphism of phosphate-bearing rocks in peraluminous sediments; in some high-temperature hydrothermal ore deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Vastana mine, near Nasum, Skane, and at Kalsjoberg, Varmland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek for "luster," for its pearly luster on the cleavage.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Augelite Say AUGELITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24430
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