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Liebigite Mineral Data

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General Liebigite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2(UO2)(CO3)3•11(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 728.38 gm
   Calcium   11.00 %  Ca   15.40 % CaO
   Uranium   32.68 %  U    37.07 % UO2
   Hydrogen   3.04 %  H    27.21 % H2O
   Carbon     4.95 %  C    18.13 % CO2
   Oxygen    48.32 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       97.80 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2(UO2)(CO3)3•11(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in the oxidized portion of deposits associated with other U-bearing carbonates and sulfates.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1848
Help on Locality: Locality: Edirne, near Adrianople, Turky. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Justus van Liebig (1803-1873), German chemist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Liebigite + Pronunciation Say LIEBIGITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 31270
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