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Effenbergerite Mineral Data

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General Effenbergerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaCuSi4O10
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 473.21 gm
   Barium   29.02 %  Ba   32.40 % BaO
   Copper   13.43 %  Cu   16.81 % CuO
   Silicon  23.74 %  Si   50.79 % SiO2
   Oxygen   33.81 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaCuSi4O10
Help on Environment: Environment: In a matrix consisting primarily of braunite, sugilite, and hausmannite, cut by pectolite veinlets. Ba-analog to cuprorivaite and Cu-analog to gillespite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1994
Help on Locality: Locality: Central-eastern orebody of the Wessels mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, NW Cape Province, Republic of South Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Dr. Herta S. Effenberger, mineralogist and crystallographer of the University of Vienna.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Effenbergerite + Pronunciation Say EFFENBERGERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 75970
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