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Witherite Mineral Data

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General Witherite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BaCO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 197.34 gm
   Barium  69.59 %  Ba   77.70 % BaO
   Carbon   6.09 %  C    22.30 % CO2
   Oxygen  24.32 %  O
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          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ba(CO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: Low-temperature hydrothermal veins.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1790
Help on Locality: Locality: Alston Moor, Cumberland, England. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after William Withering (1741-1799). English physician and mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Witherite + Pronunciation Say WITHERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 15196
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