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Berlinite Mineral Data

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General Berlinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: AlPO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 121.95 gm
   Aluminum    22.12 %  Al   41.80 % Al2O3
   Phosphorus  25.40 %  P    58.20 % P2O5
   Oxygen      52.48 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al(PO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: A rare high-temperature hydrothermal or metasomatic mineral. Often found in caves after guano fires.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1868
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Vastana mine, near Nasum, Skane, and at Halsjoberg, Varmland, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Honoring Professor Nils Johan Berlin (1812-1891), pharmacologist, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Berlinite + Pronunciation Say BERLINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 9461
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