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Sanbornite Mineral Data

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General Sanbornite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaSi2O5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 273.50 gm
   Barium   50.21 %  Ba   56.06 % BaO
   Silicon  20.54 %  Si   43.94 % SiO2
   Oxygen   29.25 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ba(Si2O5)
Help on Environment: Environment: beta-BaSi2O5 is a high temperature phase. Major component of Ba-silicate assemblages at or near fringes of large granite intrusives.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1932
Help on Locality: Locality: Incline sanbornite deposit, Truball Peak, 4 miles WNW of Incline, Mariposa Co, California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Frank B. Sanborn, (1862-1936), Mineralogist, California Department of Natural Resources.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sanbornite + Pronunciation Say SANBORNITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100313
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