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Barylite Mineral Data

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General Barylite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaBe2Si2O7
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 323.52 gm
   Barium     42.45 %  Ba   47.39 % BaO
   Beryllium   5.57 %  Be   15.46 % BeO
   Silicon    17.36 %  Si   37.14 % SiO2
   Oxygen     34.62 %  O
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             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaBe2(Si2O7)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alkalic pegmatites and miarolitic cavities. Also in nephelene syenites and other alkalic intrusions.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1876
Help on Locality: Locality: Langbanshyttan, Vermland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for "heavy", in allusion to its high specific gravity.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Barylite Say BARYLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24-615
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