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Zavaritskite Mineral Data

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General Zavaritskite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: BiOF
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 243.98 gm
   Bismuth   85.66 %  Bi   95.49 % Bi2O3
   Oxygen     6.56 %  O
   Fluorine   7.79 %  F     7.79 % F
               -   %   F    -3.28 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: BiOF
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product of bismuthinite in bismuth-bearing hydrothermal ore deposits in quartz-topaz-siderophyllite greisens cutting a granite pluton.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1962
Help on Locality: Locality: Mt. Sherlova, Chita region, eastern Transbaikal, Siberia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Aleksandr Nikolayevich Zavaritskii (1884-1952), Russian petrographer.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Zavaritskite + Pronunciation Say ZAVARITSKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 201620
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