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Bahianite Mineral Data

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General Bahianite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al5Sb+++++3O14(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 758.16 gm
   Aluminum  17.79 %  Al   33.62 % Al2O3
   Antimony  48.18 %  Sb   64.00 % Sb2O5
   Hydrogen   0.27 %  H     2.38 % H2O
   Oxygen    33.76 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al5Sb3O14(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: In potholes as stream-worn pebbles and as residual concentrates above weathered volcanic rock.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: About eight km southeast of the village of Paramirim das Crioulas, and elsewhere in the region around Rio do Picos das Almas, Serra das Almas, south-central Bahia, Brazil. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bahianite + Pronunciation Say BAHIANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 14050
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