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Burtite Mineral Data

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General Burtite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaSn(OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 260.83 gm
   Calcium   15.37 %  Ca   21.50 % CaO
   Tin       45.51 %  Sn   57.78 % SnO2
   Hydrogen   2.32 %  H    20.72 % H2O
   Oxygen    36.80 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaSn(OH)6
Help on Environment: Environment: From a garnetite in a tin-bearing skarn, formed under conditions of relatively low temperature and low (XCO2).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1981
Help on Locality: Locality: On the west bank of the Beht River, near El Hamman, central Morocco. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Dr. Donald McLain Burt (1943- ), Professor of Mineralogy, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA, authority on mineral equilibria and greisen deposits, who had predicted the natural occurrence of the compound
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Burtite Say BURTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24960
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