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Lucasite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Lucasite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CeTi2(O,OH)6
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 332.88 gm
   Cerium    42.09 %  Ce   49.30 % Ce2O3
   Titanium  28.77 %  Ti   47.99 % TiO2
   Hydrogen   0.30 %  H     2.71 % H2O
   Oxygen    28.84 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CeTi2O5(OH)
Help on Environment: Environment: In heavy-media concentrates form non-sandy tuff in an olivine lamproite diatreme.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1987
Help on Locality: Locality: Argyle AK1 diamondiferous diatreme mine, east Kimberley area, Western Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Hans Lucas, CRA Exploration Pty., Ltd,. Who noted the mineral in concentrates.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Lucasite-(Ce) Say LUCASITE-(CE)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 202362
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