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Crandallite Mineral Data

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General Crandallite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaAl3(PO4)2(OH)5•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 414.02 gm
   Calcium      9.68 %  Ca   13.54 % CaO
   Aluminum    19.55 %  Al   36.94 % Al2O3
   Phosphorus  14.96 %  P    34.28 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.70 %  H    15.23 % H2O
   Oxygen      54.10 %  O
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              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaAl3(PO4)2(OH)5•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Lateritic phosphate deposits and alteration of pegmatitic phosphate minerals.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1917
Help on Locality: Locality: Brooklyn mine, near Silver City, Tintic district, Juab County, Utah, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Milan L. Crandall, Jr., engineer, Knight Syndicate, Provo, Utah, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Crandallite + Pronunciation Say CRANDALLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Davisonite - mixture with apatite
  Deltaite - mixture with hydroxylapatite
  Dennisonite - Mixture with apatite