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Metauranopilite Mineral Data

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General Metauranopilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (UO2)6(SO4)(OH)10•5(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,976.38 gm
   Uranium   72.26 %  U    81.98 % UO2
   Hydrogen   1.02 %  H     9.12 % H2O
   Sulfur     1.62 %  S     4.05 % SO3
   Oxygen    25.10 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       95.14 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: (UO2)6(SO4)(OH)10•5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product of uranopilite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1952
Help on Locality: Locality: Jachymov, Bohemia, Czech Republic. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the lower hydrate of uranopilite.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Meta-uranopilite - Renamed as Metauranopilite by Mineralogical Record, v330 (2008), p131