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Nordstrandite Mineral Data

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General Nordstrandite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al(OH)3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 78.00 gm
   Aluminum  34.59 %  Al   65.36 % Al2O3
   Hydrogen   3.88 %  H    34.64 % H2O
   Oxygen    61.53 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al(OH)3
Help on Environment: Environment: Weathering product of bauxitic soils derived from limestone. Vein or fissure-filling material in dolomitic oil shale. Alteration product of aluminum carbonate minerals. Late-stage m ineral in nepheline syenite pegmatites
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1958
Help on Locality: Locality: Gunony Kapor, near Bau, Sarawak, Malaysia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for R. A. van Nordstrand (1817-), Sinclair Research Laboratories, who first synthesized the compound.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nordstrandite + Pronunciation Say NORDSTRANDITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24466
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