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Althupite Mineral Data

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General Althupite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ThAl(UO2)7(PO4)4(OH)5•15(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,884.36 gm
   Thorium      8.04 %  Th    9.15 % ThO2
   Uranium     57.77 %  U    65.53 % UO2
   Aluminum     0.94 %  Al    1.77 % Al2O3
   Phosphorus   4.30 %  P     9.84 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.22 %  H    10.93 % H2O
   Oxygen      27.73 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       97.23 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: ThAl(UO2)7(PO4)4(OH)5•15(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: A secondary mineral in the uraniferous zone of an altered granite pegmatite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1986
Help on Locality: Locality: At the Kobokobo pegmatite, Lusungu River district, Kivu Province, Congo (Zaire). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the major cations in the composition, Aluminum, Thorium, Uranium, Phosphorus.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Althupite + Pronunciation Say ALTHUPITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 202166
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