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Bouazzerite Mineral Data

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General Bouazzerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Bi6(Mg,Co)11Fe14[AsO4]18O12(OH)4(H2O)86
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 6,531.63 gm
   Calcium     0.14 %  Ca    0.20 % CaO
   Magnesium   3.14 %  Mg    5.21 % MgO
   Chromium    0.51 %  Cr    0.98 % CrO3
   Iron       10.77 %  Fe   15.40 % Fe2O3
   Cobalt      0.43 %  Co    0.55 % CoO
   Silicon     0.14 %  Si    0.29 % SiO2
   Nickel      0.11 %  Ni    0.14 % NiO
   Bismuth    19.65 %  Bi   21.90 % Bi2O3
   Arsenic    19.50 %  As   29.91 % As2O5
   Hydrogen    2.84 %  H    25.38 % H2O
   Oxygen     42.77 %  O
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             100.00 %       99.96 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula:
Help on Environment: Environment: From weathering of a Variscan hydrothermal As-Co-Ni-Ag-Au vein. New structure type.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: "Filon 7", Bou Azzer, Anti-Atlas, Morocco Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The name recognizes the exceptional significance of the Bou Azzer district and, in particular, of the Bou Azzer mine to mineralogical sciences and mineral collecting.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2005-042