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Brabantite Mineral Data

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General Brabantite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaTh(PO4)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 462.06 gm
   Calcium      8.67 %  Ca   12.14 % CaO
   Thorium     50.22 %  Th   57.14 % ThO2
   Phosphorus  13.41 %  P    30.72 % P2O5
   Oxygen      27.70 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaTh(PO4)2
Help on Environment: Environment: In a zoned granite pegmatite. The name brabantite (1980) has been discredited, cheralite having priority as name for members dominated by CaTh(PO4)2.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 2006
Help on Locality: Locality: In the Van der Made pegmatite, Brabant Farm, west of Itiro, Karibib district, Namibia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the Brabant Farm, Namibia, location of the pegmatite where the mineral was first found.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Brabantite + Pronunciation Say BRABANTITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Lingaitukuang