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General Gordonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2•8(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 446.35 gm
   Magnesium    5.45 %  Mg    9.03 % MgO
   Aluminum    12.09 %  Al   22.84 % Al2O3
   Phosphorus  13.88 %  P    31.80 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     4.06 %  H    36.33 % H2O
   Oxygen      64.52 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2•8(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1930
Help on Locality: Locality: Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah County, Utah, USA Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for S. G. Gordon.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gordonite + Pronunciation Say GORDONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 63247
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