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Hingganite-(Yb) Mineral Data

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General Hingganite-(Yb) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Yb,Y)2([ ])Be2Si2O8(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 453.70 gm
   Yttrium     9.80 %  Y    12.44 % Y2O3
   Ytterbium  38.14 %  Yb   43.43 % Yb2O3
   Beryllium   3.97 %  Be   11.03 % BeO
   Silicon    12.38 %  Si   26.49 % SiO2
   Hydrogen    0.44 %  H     3.97 % H2O
   Oxygen     35.26 %  O
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             100.00 %       97.36 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: YbY0.5Be2Si2O8(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in an amazonite pegmatite on plumbomicrolite and violet fluorite as a product of very late-stage replacement reactions.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1983
Help on Locality: Locality: Ploskororskaya, Keivy district, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for it's relationship to hingganite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hingganite-(Yb) + Pronunciation Say HINGGANITE-(YB)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 20628
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