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Blatonite Mineral Data

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General Blatonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: UO2CO3•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 348.05 gm
   Uranium   68.39 %  U    77.58 % UO2
   Hydrogen   0.58 %  H     5.18 % H2O
   Carbon     3.45 %  C    12.64 % CO2
   Oxygen    27.58 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       95.40 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: (UO2)(CO3)•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In seams of gypsum along bedding planes of a siltstone within the basal conglomerate member of the Shinarump Formation.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Found by Patrick Haynes in the Jomac uranium mine, Brown�s Rim, San Juan County, Utah, U.S.A. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For Dr. Norbert Blaton (1945-), crystallographer at the University of Leuven, Belgium, a specialist on the crystal structure of uranium minerals.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Blatonite + Pronunciation Say BLATONITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1997-025