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Diaspore Mineral Data

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General Diaspore Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: AlO(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 59.99 gm
   Aluminum  44.98 %  Al   84.98 % Al2O3
   Hydrogen   1.68 %  H    15.02 % H2O
   Oxygen    53.34 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: AlO(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Metamorphic and sedimentary bauxite ores.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1801
Help on Locality: Locality: Common world wide. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek word "to scatter," referring to the mineral's easy disintegration in the blowpipe flame.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Diaspore Say DIASPORE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 200952
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