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Donbassite Mineral Data

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General Donbassite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al2[Al2.33][Si3AlO10](OH)8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 524.20 gm
   Aluminum  27.45 %  Al   51.87 % Al2O3
   Silicon   16.07 %  Si   34.39 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   1.54 %  H    13.75 % H2O
   Oxygen    54.94 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al5.33Si3O10(OH)8
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal alteration product of andalusite and spodumene.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1940
Help on Locality: Locality: Utrennyaia shaft and Uralskaya vein, Nagolyn area, Donbass region, Ukraine. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in 1940 for the location.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Donbassite + Pronunciation Say DONBASSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Chloritite alpha