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Newberyite Mineral Data

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General Newberyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mg(PO3OH)•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 174.33 gm
   Magnesium   13.94 %  Mg   23.12 % MgO
   Phosphorus  17.77 %  P    40.71 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     4.05 %  H    36.17 % H2O
   Oxygen      64.24 %  O
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              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg(PO3OH)•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in caves, formed directly from bat guano.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1879
Help on Locality: Locality: Skipton lava tube caves, 40 km southwest of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for James Cosmo Newbery (1843-1895), geologist, Melbourne, Australia, who initially found the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Newberyite + Pronunciation Say NEWBERYITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 31281
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