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Bazhenovite Mineral Data

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General Bazhenovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaS5•CaS2O3•6Ca(OH)2•20(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,157.48 gm
   Calcium   27.70 %  Ca
   Hydrogen   4.53 %  H
   Sulfur    19.39 %  S
   Oxygen    48.38 %  O
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaS5CaS2O36(Ca)6(OH)2•20(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Old burning coal dumps. A questionable mineral. Later study shows disordered assemblage of S3--, and to a lesser extent, S4-- groups.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1987
Help on Locality: Locality: Chelyabinsk coal basin, southern Ural Mountains, Russa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for A. G. Bazhenov (petrographer) and L. F. Bazhenov (analytical chemist), Russian scientists.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bazhenovite + Pronunciation Say BAZHENOVITE