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Hydrodresserite Mineral Data

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General Hydrodresserite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 433.38 gm
   Barium    31.69 %  Ba   35.38 % BaO
   Aluminum  12.45 %  Al   23.53 % Al2O3
   Hydrogen   2.33 %  H    20.78 % H2O
   Carbon     5.54 %  C    20.31 % CO2
   Oxygen    47.99 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaAl2(CO3)2(OH)4•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Vugs in metamorphosed limestone, near the contact zone of a dawsonite-rich silicocarbonatite sill.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1977
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 essential water and characteristic dehydration to dresserite under low humidity conditions.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hydrodresserite + Pronunciation Say HYDRODRESSERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 201349
  IMA1976-036
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