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Dresserite Mineral Data

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General Dresserite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 397.35 gm
   Barium    34.56 %  Ba   38.59 % BaO
   Aluminum  13.58 %  Al   25.66 % Al2O3
   Hydrogen   1.52 %  H    13.60 % H2O
   Carbon     6.05 %  C    22.15 % CO2
   Oxygen    44.29 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Vugs in an alkalic sill in limestone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1970
Help on Locality: Locality: Francon quarry, Montreal Island, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for John Alexander Dresser (1866-1954), Canadian geologist who contributed to knowledge of the Monteregian Hills.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Dresserite + Pronunciation Say DRESSERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1968-027