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Ramanite-(Rb) Mineral Data

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General Ramanite-(Rb) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Rb[B5O6(OH)4]•2H2O
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 339.57 gm
   Rubidium  25.17 %  Rb   27.52 % Rb2O
   Boron     15.92 %  B    51.25 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   2.37 %  H    21.22 % H2O
   Oxygen    56.54 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: RbB5O6OH4•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Melt and fluid inclusions in a pegmatite sample from the Island of Elba, Neso-pentaborate identified by Raman spectroscopy.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: San Piero in Campo, Elba, Italy Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (1888-1970), Nobel Prize winner in Physics in 1930 for discovering the effect that bears his name.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2007-006
  Rubidium pentaborate tetrahydrate