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Maleevite Mineral Data

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General Maleevite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaB2Si2O8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 341.91 gm
   Barium   39.76 %  Ba   44.40 % BaO
   Silicon  16.51 %  Si   35.32 % SiO2
   Boron     6.29 %  B    20.26 % B2O3
   Oxygen   37.44 %  O
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           100.00 %       99.98 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ba0.99B1.99Si2.01O8
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in a large boulder of pegmatite intruding syenite. Ba-dominant analogue of danburite; structure determined.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Moraine of the Dara-i-Pioz glacier, Alai range, Tien Shan, northern Tajikistan. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Mihail Naidenovitch Maleev (1940-), Bulgarian mineralogist and expert in mineral systematics.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2002-027