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Anapaite Mineral Data

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General Anapaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2Fe++(PO4)2•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 398.01 gm
   Calcium     20.14 %  Ca   28.18 % CaO
   Iron        14.03 %  Fe   18.05 % FeO
   Phosphorus  15.56 %  P    35.66 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.03 %  H    18.11 % H2O
   Oxygen      48.24 %  O
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              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Fe2+(PO4)2•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In oolitic iron ore, and in the stems of fossil trees (Anapa, Russia); in lacustrine sediments.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1910
Help on Locality: Locality: In Russia, at an iron mine on Cape Zheleznyi Rog, near Anapa, Taman Peninsula. As fine specimens at Kerch, Crimean Peninsula, Ukrain. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For its discovery near Anapa, Russia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Anapaite Say ANAPAITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 200477
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