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Fourmarierite Mineral Data

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General Fourmarierite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb(UO2)4O3(OH)4•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,475.40 gm
   Uranium   64.53 %  U    73.21 % UO2
   Hydrogen   0.82 %  H     7.33 % H2O
   Lead      14.04 %  Pb   15.13 % PbO
   Oxygen    20.60 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       95.66 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb(UO2)4O3(OH)4•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary uranium-lead mineral altering from uraninite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1924
Help on Locality: Locality: Shinkolobwe mine, Tantara, Shaba, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Paul Fourmarier(1877-1970, Belgian geologist and Professor of Geology at the University of Liege, Belgium.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Fourmarierite + Pronunciation Say FOURMARIERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 61441
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