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Yeelimite Mineral Data

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General Yeelimite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca4Al6O12(SO4)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 610.26 gm
   Calcium   26.27 %  Ca   36.76 % CaO
   Aluminum  26.53 %  Al   50.12 % Al2O3
   Sulfur     5.25 %  S    13.12 % SO3
   Oxygen    41.95 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca4Al6(SO4)O12
Help on Environment: Environment: From the Hatrurim formation in cobbles in a pseudoconglomerate. High temperature metamorphism of calcareous rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1983
Help on Locality: Locality: Hatrurim basin, W of the Dead Sea, Israel, near Har Ye'elim and Nahal Ye'elim (a hill and a wadi). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 28480
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