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Kamphaugite-(Y) Mineral Data

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General Kamphaugite-(Y) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Ca1.84REEx)(Y1.46REE0.54-x)(CO3)4(OH)1.65•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 585.44 gm
   Calcium          12.60 %  Ca   17.62 % CaO
   La,Ce,Pr,Nd,Sm,  13.28 %  RE   15.50 % REE2O3
   Yttrium          22.17 %  Y    28.16 % Y2O3
   Hydrogen          0.97 %  H     8.69 % H2O
   Carbon            8.21 %  C    30.07 % CO2
   Oxygen           42.77 %  O
                   ______        ______ 
                   100.00 %      100.04 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca1.84Y1.46REE0.54(CO3)4(OH)1.65•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in REE-bearing granites or alteration product of kuliokite-(Y).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1993
Help on Locality: Locality: Hortekollen, Hoydalen, Oslo region, Norway Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Erling Kamphaug (1931-), Norwegian mineral collector.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Kamphaugite-(Y) + Pronunciation Say KAMPHAUGITE-(Y)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 66680
  IMA1987-043
  PDF 46-1399