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General Monetite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaHPO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 136.06 gm
   Calcium     29.46 %  Ca   41.22 % CaO
   Phosphorus  22.77 %  P    52.16 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     0.74 %  H     6.62 % H2O
   Oxygen      47.04 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca(HPO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Coatings and cements resulting from guano-induced phosphatization of sedimentary rocks; a coating on phosphate minerals in granite pegmatite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1882
Help on Locality: Locality: On Monito (Moneta), Mona, Los Monges, and Aruba Islands, West Indies, Caribbean Sea. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Moneta (now Monito) Island, which contains a notable occurrence.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Monetite Say MONETITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 917
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