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Gasparite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Gasparite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CeAsO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 279.03 gm
   Cerium   50.21 %  Ce   58.82 % Ce2O3
   Arsenic  26.85 %  As   41.18 % As2O5
   Oxygen   22.94 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ce(AsO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: In fissures, replacing synchysite, formed by amphibolite-grade metamorphism of metasedimentary rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1987
Help on Locality: Locality: Southeastern slope of Pizzo Cervandone, Alpe Devero, Val d´┐ŻAosta, Piedmont, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Giovanni Gaspari, mineral collector of Crodo, Italy, who first found the mineral, and for its dominant cerium content.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Gasparite-(Ce) + Pronunciation Say GASPARITE-(CE)