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Moluranite Mineral Data

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General Moluranite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: H4U++++(UO2)3(MoO4)7•18(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,495.98 gm
   Uranium     38.15 %  U    43.27 % UO2
   Molybdenum  26.91 %  Mo   40.37 % MoO3
   Hydrogen     1.62 %  H    14.44 % H2O
   Oxygen      33.33 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       98.08 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: H4U(UO2)3(MoO4)7•18(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In fine fissures in granulated albite, in part replacing brannerite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1959
Help on Locality: Locality: Aleksandrovskii Golets Moï¿œU deposit, upper Chetkanda River, Udokan Range, Chara region, northern Transbaikal, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the MOLybdenum and URANium in the composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Moluranite + Pronunciation Say MOLURANITE