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General Collinsite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2(Mg,Fe++)(PO4)2•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 338.32 gm
   Calcium     23.69 %  Ca   33.15 % CaO
   Magnesium    5.39 %  Mg    8.93 % MgO
   Iron         4.13 %  Fe    5.31 % FeO
   Phosphorus  18.31 %  P    41.96 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.19 %  H    10.65 % H2O
   Oxygen      47.29 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Mg0.75Fe2+0.25(PO4)2•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary weathering product typically incrusting other minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1927
Help on Locality: Locality: Francois Lake, south of Babine Lake, Coast district, British Columbia, and as large crystals from the Big Fish River´┐ŻRapid Creek area, Yukon Territory, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for William Henry Collins (1878-1937), formerly Director of the Geological Survey of Canada.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Collinsite + Pronunciation Say COLLINSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 4258
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