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Bayerite Mineral Data

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General Bayerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al(OH)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 78.00 gm
   Aluminum  34.59 %  Al   65.36 % Al2O3
   Hydrogen   3.88 %  H    34.64 % H2O
   Oxygen    61.53 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al(OH)3
Help on Environment: Environment: Probably precipitated from high-aluminum gels on carbonates at pH > 5.8 (Hatrurim Formation, Israel); as weathered crusts on amphiboles and pyroxenes (Dnieper region, Russia); in ba uxites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1928
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Hatrurim Formation, Israel. From an undefined area in the Dnieper region, and in the Listvennoye deposit, Yenisei Ridge, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The artificial compound is thought to have been named for the 19th-century German metallurgist Karl J. Bayer; the name was then applied to the natural mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bayerite Say BAYERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 200413
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