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Paracelsian Mineral Data

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General Paracelsian Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaAl2Si2O8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 375.46 gm
   Barium    36.58 %  Ba   40.84 % BaO
   Aluminum  14.37 %  Al   27.16 % Al2O3
   Silicon   14.96 %  Si   32.01 % SiO2
   Oxygen    34.09 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BaAl2Si2O8
Help on Environment: Environment: In a band through shales and sandstones, associated with a metamorphosed manganese deposit (Benallt mine, Wales).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1905
Help on Locality: Locality: From Candoglia, Valle d'Ossola, Piedmont, Italy. In the Benallt mine, Rhiw, Lleyn Peninsula, Wales. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: A combination of the Greek "para", for near, and the mineral's dimorph, celsian.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Paracelsian + Pronunciation Say PARACELSIAN
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 27720
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