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Metavanmeersscheite Mineral Data

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General Metavanmeersscheite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: U++++++(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)6•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,376.13 gm
   Uranium     69.19 %  U    58.87 % UO2 / 20.78 % UO3
   Phosphorus   4.50 %  P    10.31 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     0.73 %  H     6.55 % H2O
   Oxygen      25.58 %  O
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              100.00 %       96.51 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: U(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)6•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Rare secondary mineral in the uraniferous zone of an altered granite pegmatite, formed by dehydration of vanmeersscheite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1982
Help on Locality: Locality: Kobokobo pegmatite, Lusungu River district, Kivu Province, Congo (Zaire). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named by adding the prefix meta which indicates the dehydration product of vanmeersscheite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Metavanmeersscheite + Pronunciation Say METAVANMEERSSCHEITE