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Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb3+x(H2O)2[(UO2)4+x(OH)3-x]2, x~0.5
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 3,006.49 gm
   Uranium   63.34 %  U    71.85 % UO2
   Hydrogen   0.30 %  H     2.70 % H2O
   Lead      24.12 %  Pb   25.98 % PbO
   Oxygen    12.24 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.53 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb3.5(H2O)22(UO2)42(OH)2.5
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1921
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Pierre Curie (1859-1906) and Marie Curie-Sklodowska (1867 - 1934), French research team of radioactive minerals. Discoverd the element radium.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Curite Say CURITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 100260
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