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Masuyite Mineral Data

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General Masuyite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb[(UO2)3O3(OH)2]•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,153.34 gm
   Uranium   61.91 %  U    70.24 % UO2
   Hydrogen   0.70 %  H     6.25 % H2O
   Lead      17.97 %  Pb   19.35 % PbO
   Oxygen    19.42 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       95.84 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb(UO2)3O3(OH)2•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Crystals lining cavities in uraninite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1947
Help on Locality: Locality: Shinkolobwe uranium mine, Shaba Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Gustave Masuy (1905-1945), Belgian geologist, shot by the German occupiers at the end of World War II.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Masuyite Say MASUYITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 87743
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