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Barbosalite Mineral Data

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General Barbosalite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe++Fe+++2(PO4)2(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 391.50 gm
   Iron        42.79 %  Fe   18.35 % FeO / 40.79 % Fe2O3
   Phosphorus  15.82 %  P    36.26 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     0.51 %  H     4.60 % H2O
   Oxygen      40.87 %  O
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              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: In complex granitic pegmatites, formed by oxidation and hydration of primary.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
Help on Locality: Locality: In Brazil, in Minas Gerais, at the Sapucaia pegmatite mine, about 50 km east-southeast of Govenador Valdares, and in good crystals from the Criminoso pegmatite mine, about 35 km north Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Aluxio Licinio de Miranda Barbosa (1916- ), Professor of Geology, School of Mines, Ouro Preto, Brazil.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Barbosalite + Pronunciation Say BARBOSALITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 71016
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