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Garyansellite Mineral Data

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General Garyansellite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Mg,Fe+++)3(PO4)2(OH,O)•1,5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 330.29 gm
   Magnesium   16.56 %  Mg   27.46 % MgO
   Iron        12.68 %  Fe   18.13 % Fe2O3
   Phosphorus  18.76 %  P    42.98 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.14 %  H    10.23 % H2O
   Oxygen      50.86 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       98.79 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: 3(Mg0.75)3(Fe3+0.25)(PO4)2(OH)0.75O0.25•1.5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: lLow-temperature mineral in fractures in a sedimentary iron formation.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1984
Help on Locality: Locality: East side of Rapid Creek, about one km north of the junction with Lake Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for H. Gary Ansell (1943- ), Associate Curator, Canadian National Mineral Collection, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Garyansellite + Pronunciation Say GARYANSELLITE