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Boehmite Mineral Data

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General Boehmite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: AlO(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 59.99 gm
   Aluminum  44.98 %  Al   84.98 % Al2O3
   Hydrogen   1.68 %  H    15.02 % H2O
   Oxygen    53.34 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: AlO(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Major constituent of most bauxite ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1927
Help on Locality: Locality: Subtropical areas (Jamaica, Surinam, Guyana, Georgia, USA. France, Hungary, Russia, Greece, Australia, and Guinea) of high rainfall where lateritic soils can develop on Al-bearing igne Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the German geologist and paleontologist, J. Bohm (1857-1938).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Boehmite Say BOEHMITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Bauxite - Al ore mixture
  Cliachite - colloidal Al hydroxide
  Kliachite - colloidal Al hydroxide
  Pseudoboehmite - colloidal b�hmite