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Kivuite Mineral Data

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General Kivuite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Th,Ca,Pb)H2(UO2)4(PO4)2(OH)8•7(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,706.20 gm
   Calcium      0.70 %  Ca    0.99 % CaO
   Thorium      8.16 %  Th    9.29 % ThO2
   Uranium     55.80 %  U    63.31 % UO2
   Phosphorus   3.63 %  P     8.32 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.42 %  H    12.67 % H2O
   Lead         1.21 %  Pb    1.31 % PbO
   Oxygen      29.07 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       95.87 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Th0.6Ca0.3Pb0.1H2(UO2)4(PO4)2(OH)8�7(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 1962 - Valid Mineral (Pre-IMA) 1958
Help on Locality: Locality: Kobokobo pegmatite, Kivu, Zaire. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in 1958 for the locality.