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Navajoite Mineral Data

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General Navajoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: V2O5•3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 235.93 gm
   Vanadium  43.18 %  V    77.09 % V2O5
   Hydrogen   2.56 %  H    22.91 % H2O
   Oxygen    54.25 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: V5+2O5•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Highly oxidized portion of a Colorado Plateau-type U-V deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1955
Help on Locality: Locality: Monument No. 2 mine, Monument Valley, Apache Co., Arizona, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the Navajo Indians, on whose reservation the mineral was first found.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Navajoite + Pronunciation Say NAVAJOITE