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Doloresite Mineral Data

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General Doloresite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: H8V++++6O16
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 569.70 gm
   Vanadium  53.65 %  V    87.35 % VO2
   Hydrogen   1.42 %  H    12.65 % H2O
   Oxygen    44.93 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: H8V4+6O16
Help on Environment: Environment: In relatively unoxidized uraniium-vanadium ores; from the cores of black, concretionary masses high in U-V, surrounding tyuyamunite-bearing sandstone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1957
Help on Locality: Locality: La Sal No. 2 mine, Lumsden Canyon, Gateway District, Dolores River, southwestern Colorado, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Doloresite + Pronunciation Say DOLORESITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 27541
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