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Hendersonite Mineral Data

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General Hendersonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca1.3V6O16•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 721.83 gm
   Calcium    7.22 %  Ca   10.10 % CaO
   Vanadium  42.34 %  V    75.59 % V2O5
   Hydrogen   1.68 %  H    14.97 % H2O
   Oxygen    48.76 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.66 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca1.3V5+6O16•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Sandstone-hosted uranium-vanadium deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1962
Help on Locality: Locality: Eastside mines in San Juan County, New Mexico. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Edward P. Henderson of the U.S. National Museum, in recognition of his mineralogical studies of the vanadium-uranium deposits of the Colorado Plateau.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hendersonite + Pronunciation Say HENDERSONITE