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Dorfmanite Mineral Data

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General Dorfmanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2(PO3OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 177.99 gm
   Sodium      25.83 %  Na   34.82 % Na2O
   Phosphorus  17.40 %  P    39.87 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.83 %  H    25.30 % H2O
   Oxygen      53.93 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2(PO3OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed by alteration of lomonosovite in drill cores in alkalic pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1980
Help on Locality: Locality: Khibina and Lovozero massifs, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Moisei Davidovich Dorfman (1908-), Russian mineralogist who first reported a sodium phosphate in 1963.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Dorfmanite + Pronunciation Say DORFMANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 1289
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