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Bystromite Mineral Data

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General Bystromite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MgSb2O6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 363.80 gm
   Magnesium   6.68 %  Mg   11.08 % MgO
   Antimony   66.93 %  Sb   88.92 % Sb2O5
   Oxygen     26.39 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: MgSb2O6
Help on Environment: Environment: In quartz veins in an oxidized antimony deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1952
Help on Locality: Locality: La Fortuna and San Jose mines, El Antimonio, 27 km southwest of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Anders Bystrom (1916-1956), Swedish crystal chemist, who made a structural analysis of the synthetic compound.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Bystromite + Pronunciation Say BYSTROMITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Bystroemite
  ICSD 40345
  PDF 37-1470