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Lehnerite Mineral Data

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General Lehnerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Mn[UO2/PO4]2•8(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 929.06 gm
   Uranium     51.24 %  U    58.13 % UO2
   Manganese    5.91 %  Mn    8.50 % Mn2O3
   Phosphorus   6.67 %  P    15.28 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.74 %  H    15.51 % H2O
   Oxygen      34.44 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       97.42 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mn3+(UO2)2(PO4)2•8(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in the oxidized zone of a complex granite pegmatite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1988
Help on Locality: Locality: Hagendorf, Bavaria, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ferdinand Lehner (1868-1943), Pleystein, Germany, an early collector of Hagendorf minerals.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Lehnerite + Pronunciation Say LEHNERITE