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Metakahlerite Mineral Data

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General Metakahlerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe++(UO2)2(AsO4)2•8(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,017.86 gm
   Uranium   46.77 %  U    53.06 % UO2
   Iron       5.49 %  Fe    7.06 % FeO
   Arsenic   14.72 %  As   22.58 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   1.58 %  H    14.16 % H2O
   Oxygen    31.44 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       96.86 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+(UO2)2(AsO4)2•8(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in the oxidized zone of U´┐ŻAs bearing deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: Sophia mine, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named by adding the prefix meta which indicates the dehydration product of kahlerite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Metakahlerite + Pronunciation Say METAKAHLERITE