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General Valentinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Sb2O3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 291.50 gm
   Antimony  83.53 %  Sb  100.00 % Sb2O3
   Oxygen    16.47 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Sb2O3
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurs as an oxidation product of various antimony minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
Help on Locality: Locality: Chalanches, Allemont, Is�re, France. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the German alchemist, B. Valentinus (16th century).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Valentinite + Pronunciation Say VALENTINITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Antimony bloom
  ICSD 27595
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