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Burbankite Mineral Data

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General Burbankite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Na,Ca)3(Sr,Ba,Ce)3(CO3)5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 706.03 gm
   Barium     17.51 %  Ba   19.55 % BaO
   Sodium      7.16 %  Na    9.66 % Na2O
   Strontium  22.34 %  Sr   26.42 % SrO
   Calcium     4.54 %  Ca    6.35 % CaO
   Cerium      5.95 %  Ce    6.97 % Ce2O3
   Carbon      8.51 %  C    31.17 % CO2
   Oxygen     33.99 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.11 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2.2Ca0.8Sr1.8Ba0.9Ce0.3(CO3)5
Help on Environment: Environment: Accessory mineral in carbonatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
Help on Locality: Locality: Vermiculite prospects at the head of Big Sandy Creek, Rocky Boy�s Indian Reservation, about 40 km east of Box Elder, Hill Co., Montana, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Wilbur Sweet Burbank (1898-1975), geologist of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Burbankite + Pronunciation Say BURBANKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 30949
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