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Cavoite Mineral Data

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General Cavoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaV3O7
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 299.71 gm
   Potassium   0.26 %  K     0.31 % K2O
   Calcium    12.70 %  Ca   17.78 % CaO
   Manganese   0.18 %  Mn    0.24 % MnO
   Vanadium   47.42 %  V    77.21 % VO2
   Silicon     2.06 %  Si    4.41 % SiO2
   Oxygen     37.37 %  O
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             100.00 %       99.95 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca0.95Mn2+0.01K0.02V4+2.79Si0.22O7
Help on Environment: Environment: Microcavites in massive caryopilite and rhodocrosite in braunite Mn ore.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Gambatesa mine, northern Appennines, Liguria, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the composition, Ca, V, O.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2001-024