BaAl2[(OH)2/CO3]2 * 1¨ H2O
System: orthorhombic Hardness:2½-3 Rarity:rare
Strunz id:V/E.8-60 -
NITRATES, CARBONATES and BORATES
Name origin: Named in honor of John Alexander Dresser (27 June 1866, Richmond, Quebec, Canada - 5 July 1954, Montreal, Quebec, Canada), geologist, for his contributions to the understanding of the Monteregian Hills. He worked, at varying times, at St. Francis College (Richmond), McGill University, the Geological Survey of Canada, and was Directing geologist with the Quebec Department of Mines.