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Radiobarite Mineral Data

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General Radiobarite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ba,Ra)SO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 233.40 gm
   Barium  58.83 %  Ba   65.69 % BaO
   Radium   0.01 %  Ra    0.01 % RaO
   Sulfur  13.74 %  S    34.30 % SO3
   Oxygen  27.42 %  O
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          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ba0.99Ra0.0001(SO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Highly radioactive secondary mineral formed in the oxidized zone of sediment-hosted uranium deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Submitted IMA
Help on Locality: Locality: Section 23 mine, Grants, New Mexico. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From radium replacing barium and from the Greek, baryos, "heavy."