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Bafertisite Mineral Data

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General Bafertisite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ba(Fe++,Mn)2TiSi2O7(O,OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 497.12 gm
   Barium     27.62 %  Ba   30.84 % BaO
   Titanium    9.63 %  Ti   16.07 % TiO2
   Manganese   5.53 %  Mn    7.13 % MnO
   Iron       16.85 %  Fe   21.68 % FeO
   Silicon    11.30 %  Si   24.17 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.10 %  H     0.91 % H2O
   Oxygen     28.97 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.80 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaFe2+1.5Mn2+0.5TiSi2O8.5(OH)0.5
Help on Environment: Environment: Alkaline igneous rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1959
Help on Locality: Locality: Bayan Obo REE deposit, Inner Mongolia, Juangsu Province, China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition (Ba, ferrous, Ti, Si).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bafertisite + Pronunciation Say BAFERTISITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 20369
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