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Philipsbornite Mineral Data

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General Philipsbornite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 669.04 gm
   Aluminum  12.10 %  Al   22.86 % Al2O3
   Arsenic   22.40 %  As   34.35 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   1.05 %  H     9.42 % H2O
   Lead      30.97 %  Pb   33.36 % PbO
   Oxygen    33.48 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbAl3(AsO4)2(OH)5•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Associated with crocoite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: Dundas district, TAS, Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Helut von Philipsborn (1892-1983), Mineralogist, University of Bonn, Germany.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Philipsbornite + Pronunciation Say PHILIPSBORNITE