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Lusungite Mineral Data

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General Lusungite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Sr,Pb)Fe+++3(PO4)2(OH)5•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 578.05 gm
   Strontium   11.37 %  Sr   13.44 % SrO
   Iron        28.98 %  Fe   41.44 % Fe2O3
   Phosphorus  10.72 %  P    24.56 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.22 %  H    10.91 % H2O
   Lead         8.96 %  Pb   10.35 % PbO2
   Oxygen      38.75 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.69 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Sr0.75Pb0.25Fe3+3(PO4)2(OH)5•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found with iron oxyhydroxides ("limonite"). Discredited as being equal to benauite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 1983 - Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1958
Help on Locality: Locality: Kookobo, Kivu, Zaire. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named in 1958 for the Lusungu River, Zaire.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Discredited IMA 1995