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Krauskopfite Mineral Data

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General Krauskopfite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaSi2O4(OH)2•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 327.54 gm
   Barium    41.93 %  Ba   46.81 % BaO
   Silicon   17.15 %  Si   36.69 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   1.85 %  H    16.50 % H2O
   Oxygen    39.08 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaSi2O4(OH)2•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In veins cutting sanbornite-quartz-bearing gneissic metamorphic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1965
Help on Locality: Locality: Big Creek - Rush Creek sanbornite deposit, 5 miles NE of Trimmer, Fresno Co., California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Konrad Bates Krauskopf (1910- ), Professor of Geochemistry, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Krauskopfite + Pronunciation Say KRAUSKOPFITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 26971
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