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Bismoclite Mineral Data

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General Bismoclite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BiOCl
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 260.43 gm
   Bismuth   80.24 %  Bi   89.46 % Bi2O3
   Chlorine  13.61 %  Cl   13.61 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -3.07 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     6.14 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BiOCl
Help on Environment: Environment: In an alluvial specimen, found near bismuth-bearing granite pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1935
Help on Locality: Locality: In South Africa, about 25 km northwest of Jackals Water, near Steinkoph, Cape Province. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: In allusion to its composition, a "bismuth oxychloride."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bismoclite + Pronunciation Say BISMOCLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 74502
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