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Petitjeanite Mineral Data

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General Petitjeanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Bi+++3(PO4)2O(OH)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 849.89 gm
   Bismuth     73.77 %  Bi   82.24 % Bi2O3
   Phosphorus   7.29 %  P    16.70 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     0.12 %  H     1.06 % H2O
   Oxygen      18.83 %  O
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              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Bi3(PO4)2O(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in a silicified barite vein. Forms series with preisingerite and schumacherite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1993
Help on Locality: Locality: Gadernheim, Germany Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Klaus Petitjean, amateur mineral collector who has discovered several new species in the Reichenbach, Germany district.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Petitjeanite + Pronunciation Say PETITJEANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1992-013