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General Baricite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mg,Fe++)3(PO4)2•8(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 430.64 gm
   Magnesium   12.70 %  Mg   21.06 % MgO
   Iron         9.73 %  Fe   12.51 % FeO
   Phosphorus  14.39 %  P    32.96 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     3.74 %  H    33.47 % H2O
   Oxygen      59.44 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg2.25Fe2+0.75(PO4)2•8(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs as fracture fillings in sideritic iron formation (Yukon Territory, Canada).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1976
Help on Locality: Locality: From the Big Fish River-Rapid Creek area, Yukon Territory, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Honors Dr. Ljudevit Baric, former Director if the Mineralogical Museum and Professor of Mineralogy, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Baricite Say BARICITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 202099
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