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Gorceixite Mineral Data

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General Gorceixite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 511.27 gm
   Barium      26.86 %  Ba   29.99 % BaO
   Aluminum    15.83 %  Al   29.91 % Al2O3
   Phosphorus  12.12 %  P    27.76 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.38 %  H    12.33 % H2O
   Oxygen      43.81 %  O
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              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration of apatite in fossil bones found in Cretaceous sandstone. The original fine structure of the bone is preserved.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1906
Help on Locality: Locality: Bauru Basin, southern Brazil. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the French mineralogist Claude-Henri Gorceix (1842 - 1919) founder of the Mining School (Escola de Minas) in Ouro Preto.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gorceixite + Pronunciation Say GORCEIXITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Fava pebbles