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Sinhalite Mineral Data

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General Sinhalite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MgAlBO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 126.09 gm
   Magnesium  19.28 %  Mg   31.96 % MgO
   Aluminum   21.40 %  Al   40.43 % Al2O3
   Boron       8.57 %  B    27.61 % B2O3
   Oxygen     50.75 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: MgAl(BO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Accessory mineral formed in boron-rich skarns at the contact of limestones with granite or gneiss.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1952
Help on Locality: Locality: Gem gravels in the Ratnapura district. Sri Lanka. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Sinhala, the Sanskrit name for Ceylon.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sinhalite + Pronunciation Say SINHALITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 75942
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