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Bavenite Mineral Data

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General Bavenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca4Be2Al2Si9O26(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 931.22 gm
   Calcium    17.65 %  Ca   24.69 % CaO
   Beryllium   2.81 %  Be    7.79 % BeO
   Aluminum    3.48 %  Al    6.57 % Al2O3
   Silicon    27.75 %  Si   59.36 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.22 %  H     1.93 % H2O
   Oxygen     48.11 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.34 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca4.1Be2.9Al1.2Si9.2O26(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Pegmatitic druses in granite formed from the alteration of beryllium-bearing minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1901
Help on Locality: Locality: Baveno, Lago Maggiore, Piedmont, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bavenite Say BAVENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 28093
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