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Kampfite Mineral Data

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General Kampfite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ba12(Si11Al5)O31(CO3)8Cl5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 3,266.13 gm
   Barium     50.96 %  Ba   56.90 % BaO
   Sodium      0.04 %  Na    0.06 % Na2O
   Strontium   0.08 %  Sr    0.10 % SrO
   Titanium    0.07 %  Ti    0.12 % TiO2
   Aluminum    4.28 %  Al    8.09 % Al2O3
   Silicon     9.26 %  Si   19.81 % SiO2
   Carbon      2.94 %  C    10.78 % CO2
   Chlorine    5.35 %  Cl    5.35 % Cl
                -   %   Cl   -1.21 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     27.01 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       99.99 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ba12.12Na0.06Sr0.03Si10.77Al5.18Ti0.05C8O55.14Cl4.93
Help on Environment: Environment: In a quartz-sanbornite outcrop. Cymrite-like; structure
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2000 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Esquire #1 claim, Rush Creek, eastern Fresno County, California, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Anthony Robert Kampf (1948-), Curator and Section Head of Minerals, Los Angeles County Museum, in recognition of his many contributions in the study of new minerals.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kampfite Say KAMPFITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2000-003