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Pabstite Mineral Data

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General Pabstite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ba(Sn,Ti)Si3O9
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 466.58 gm
   Barium    29.43 %  Ba   32.86 % BaO
   Titanium   2.57 %  Ti    4.28 % TiO2
   Silicon   18.06 %  Si   38.63 % SiO2
   Tin       19.08 %  Sn   24.23 % SnO2
   Oxygen    30.86 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaSn0.75Ti0.25Si3O9
Help on Environment: Environment: Recrystallized siliceous limestone with Sn sulfides.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1965
Help on Locality: Locality: Kalkar quarry, north of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Adolph Pabst (1899-1990), American mineralogist, University of California at Berekey
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Pabstite Say PABSTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 10385
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