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Billietite Mineral Data

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General Billietite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ba(UO2)6O4(OH)6•8(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,067.66 gm
   Barium     6.64 %  Ba    7.42 % BaO
   Uranium   69.07 %  U    78.36 % UO2
   Hydrogen   1.07 %  H     9.58 % H2O
   Oxygen    23.21 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       95.36 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ba(UO2)6O4(OH)6•8(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs as an uncommon product of uraninite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1947
Help on Locality: Locality: At Shinkolobwe and the Musonoi mine, Kolwezi, Shaba Province, Congo (Zaire). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Valere Louis Billiet (1903-1944), Belgian crystallographer, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Billietite + Pronunciation Say BILLIETITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 202478
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