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Balipholite Mineral Data

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General Balipholite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaMg2LiAl3Si4O12(OH,F)8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 718.20 gm
   Barium     19.12 %  Ba   21.35 % BaO
   Lithium     0.97 %  Li    2.08 % Li2O
   Magnesium   6.77 %  Mg   11.22 % MgO
   Aluminum   11.27 %  Al   21.30 % Al2O3
   Silicon    15.64 %  Si   33.46 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.84 %  H     7.53 % H2O
   Oxygen     40.10 %  O
   Fluorine    5.29 %  F     5.29 % F
                -   %   F    -2.23 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaMg2LiAl3Si4O12(OH)6F2
Help on Environment: Environment: In a miarolitic cavity.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Hsianghualing area, Linwu, Hunan Province, China. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Barium and Lithium in the composition, and the Chinese for fibrous.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Balipholite + Pronunciation Say BALIPHOLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 68260
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