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Peterbaylissite Mineral Data

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General Peterbaylissite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Hg+3(CO3)(OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 714.82 gm
   Mercury   84.19 %  Hg   87.54 % Hg2O
   Hydrogen   0.71 %  H     6.30 % H2O
   Carbon     1.68 %  C     6.16 % CO2
   Oxygen    13.43 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Hg3(CO3)(OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: On altered serpentinite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1995
Help on Locality: Locality: A small prospect pit near the long abandoned Clear Creek mercury mines, New Idria district, San Benito County, California, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Dr. Peter Bayliss, Prof. emeritus of Mineralogy, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Peterbaylissite + Pronunciation Say PETERBAYLISSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1993-041