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Fergusonite-beta-(Y) Mineral Data

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General Fergusonite-beta-(Y) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: YNbO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 245.81 gm
   Yttrium  36.17 %  Y    45.93 % Y2O3
   Niobium  37.80 %  Nb   54.07 % Nb2O5
   Oxygen   26.04 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: YNbO4
Help on Environment: Environment: Granitic rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1961
Help on Locality: Locality: Central-eastern Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the crystal symmetry and composition as the Y-dominant member of the fergusonite group.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Fergusonite-beta-(Y) + Pronunciation Say FERGUSONITE-BETA-(Y)