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Brandholzite Mineral Data

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General Brandholzite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg[Sb(OH)6]2•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,027.57 gm
   Magnesium   2.37 %  Mg    3.92 % MgO
   Antimony   47.39 %  Sb   62.96 % Sb2O5
   Hydrogen    3.53 %  H    31.56 % H2O
   Oxygen     46.71 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       98.44 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg2(Sb2)2(OH)12•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: An alteration of stibnite in the oxidation zone with "antimony-ochers" and stibnite. Mg-dominant analogue of bottinoite
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Schmidten-Schacht and Jakobi-Schacht (pits) of the master lode in the former Brandholz-Groldkronach mining district in the western part of the Fichtelgebirge, Bavaria, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 89819