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Bicchulite Mineral Data

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General Bicchulite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2Al2SiO6(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 292.22 gm
   Calcium   27.43 %  Ca   38.38 % CaO
   Aluminum  18.47 %  Al   34.89 % Al2O3
   Silicon    9.61 %  Si   20.56 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   0.69 %  H     6.17 % H2O
   Oxygen    43.80 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Al2SiO6(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: In skarns in limestones, formed through alteration of gehlenite subjected to later retrograde hydration reactions.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: From Fuka, near Bicchu, Okayama Prefecture, and in the Akagane mine, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Bicchu, the town encompassing the Japanese type locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bicchulite + Pronunciation Say BICCHULITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100179
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