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Frankdicksonite Mineral Data

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General Frankdicksonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaF2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 175.32 gm
   Barium    78.33 %  Ba   87.45 % BaO
   Fluorine  21.67 %  F    21.67 % F
               -   %   F    -9.13 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaF2
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal origin, encased in quartz veinlets cutting a gold deposit in silicified carbonaceous arsenic-rich limestone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: Carlin mine, 50 km northwest of Elko, Lynn district, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Frank Wilson Dickson (1922- ), Professor of Geochemistry, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Frankdicksonite + Pronunciation Say FRANKDICKSONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 64717
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