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Churchite-(Nd) Mineral Data

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General Churchite-(Nd) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Nd(PO4)•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 275.24 gm
   Phosphorus  11.25 %  P    25.79 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.46 %  H    13.09 % H2O
   Neodymium   52.40 %  Nd   61.12 % Nd2O3
   Oxygen      34.88 %  O
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              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Nd(PO4)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Proposed analogue of churchite with Nd as the dominant cation.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Approved IMA (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Arthur Hubert Church (1834-1915, English chemist who described and analyzed the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Churchite-(Nd) + Pronunciation Say CHURCHITE-(ND)