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Leucophosphite Mineral Data

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General Leucophosphite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: KFe+++2(PO4)2(OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 393.77 gm
   Potassium    9.93 %  K    11.96 % K2O
   Iron        28.37 %  Fe   40.55 % Fe2O3
   Phosphorus  15.73 %  P    36.05 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.28 %  H    11.44 % H2O
   Oxygen      44.69 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Formed by reaction between bat or bird guano and earlier iron-bearing minerals; by hydrothermal alteration of iron-rich phosphates in complex granite pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1932
Help on Locality: Locality: Sapucaia mine, Brazil. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Greek for white and the phosphate in its composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Leucophosphite Say LEUCOPHOSPHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 22048
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