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Kamotoite-(Y) Mineral Data

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General Kamotoite-(Y) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Y,Nd,Gd)2U++++++4(CO3)3O12•14.5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,790.08 gm
   Gadolinium   1.76 %  Gd    2.03 % Gd2O3
   Yttrium      6.46 %  Y     8.20 % Y2O3
   Uranium     53.19 %  U    63.91 % UO3
   Hydrogen     1.63 %  H    14.59 % H2O
   Carbon       2.01 %  C     7.38 % CO2
   Neodymium    3.22 %  Nd    3.76 % Nd2O3
   Oxygen      31.73 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       99.87 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Y1.3Nd0.4Gd0.2U4(CO3)3O12•14.5(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1986
Help on Locality: Locality: Kamoto, southern Shaba, Zaire. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kamotoite-(Y) + Pronunciation Say KAMOTOITE-(Y)