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Florencite-(La) Mineral Data

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General Florencite-(La) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (La,Ce)Al3(PO4)2(OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 512.14 gm
   Lanthanum   20.34 %  La   23.86 % La2O3
   Cerium       6.84 %  Ce    8.01 % Ce2O3
   Aluminum    15.81 %  Al   29.86 % Al2O3
   Phosphorus  12.10 %  P    27.72 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.18 %  H    10.55 % H2O
   Oxygen      43.74 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: La0.75Ce0.25Al3(PO4)2(OH)6
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1981
Help on Locality: Locality: Shituru deposit, Likasi, Katanga (Shaba), Congo (Za�re). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for W. Florence and its lanthanum content.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Florencite-(La) + Pronunciation Say FLORENCITE-(LA)