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Metavauxite Mineral Data

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General Metavauxite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe++Al2(PO4)2(OH)2•8(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 477.89 gm
   Aluminum    11.29 %  Al   21.34 % Al2O3
   Iron        11.69 %  Fe   15.03 % FeO
   Phosphorus  12.96 %  P    29.70 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     3.80 %  H    33.93 % H2O
   Oxygen      60.26 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+Al2(PO4)2(OH)2•8(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Dimorphous with paravauxite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1922
Help on Locality: Locality: Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Potos´┐Ż, Bolivia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the chemical relationship to vauxite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Metavauxite + Pronunciation Say METAVAUXITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 24909
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