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Bartonite Mineral Data

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General Bartonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K3Fe10S14
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,124.69 gm
   Potassium  10.43 %  K
   Iron       49.66 %  Fe
   Sulfur     39.92 %  S
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K3Fe2+10S14
Help on Environment: Environment: In clots with other sulfides and silicates in an alkalic diatreme which intruded Franciscan rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1981
Help on Locality: Locality: Coyote Peak diatreme, 16 miles SW of Orick, Humboldt Co. California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Paul B. Barton, Jr., sulfide petrologist with the U.S. Geological Society.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bartonite + Pronunciation Say BARTONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100746
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