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Moydite-(Y) Mineral Data

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General Moydite-(Y) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: YB(OH)4(CO3)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 227.75 gm
   Yttrium   39.04 %  Y    49.57 % Y2O3
   Boron      4.75 %  B    15.28 % B2O3
   Hydrogen   1.77 %  H    15.82 % H2O
   Carbon     5.27 %  C    19.32 % CO2
   Oxygen    49.17 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: YB(OH)4(CO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral in quartz in a zoned granite pegmatite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1986
Help on Locality: Locality: Evans-Lou quarry, near Wakefield Lake, Quebec, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Louis Moyd (1916- ), Canadian mineralogist, Emeritus Curator, National Museum of Natural Sciences, Ottawa, Canada.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Moydite-(Y) Say MOYDITE-(Y)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 63262
  IMA1985-025
  PDF 40-508