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Zairite Mineral Data

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General Zairite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Bi(Fe+++,Al)3(PO4)2(OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 646.86 gm
   Aluminum     3.13 %  Al    5.91 % Al2O3
   Iron        19.43 %  Fe   27.77 % Fe2O3
   Bismuth     32.31 %  Bi   36.02 % Bi2O3
   Phosphorus   9.58 %  P    21.94 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     0.93 %  H     8.36 % H2O
   Oxygen      34.63 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BiFe3+2.25Al0.75(PO4)2(OH)6
Help on Environment: Environment: Rare mineral in the weathering zone of quartz wolframite deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1975
Help on Locality: Locality: Eta-Etu district, northern Kivu Province, Congo (Zaire). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the country where the first specimens were collected.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zairite Say ZAIRITE