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Barettite

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Formula:
near (Ca,Mg,Fe)
 
6
Si
 
5
O
 
16
· 0.5H
 
2
O


A slag phase first found in 1994 by collector Bonifazi Marco.
Probably a mixture of Calcite and a pyroxene (near Diopside).
Originally reported from Traversella Mine, Traversella, Chiusella Valley, Canavese District, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy.

Classification of Barettite

IMA status:Not Approved
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Chemical Properties of Barettite

Formula:
near (Ca,Mg,Fe)
 
6
Si
 
5
O
 
16
· 0.5H
 
2
O
Simplified for copy/paste:near (Ca,Mg,Fe)6Si5O16·0.5H2O
Essential elements:Ca, H, O, Si
All elements listed in formula:Ca, Fe, H, Mg, O, Si

Other Names for Barettite

Other Languages:
German:Barettit
Spanish:Barettita

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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  • Localities for Barettite

    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Italy
     
    • Piedmont
      • Torino Province
        • Canavese District
          • Chiusella Valley
            • Traversella
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