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Nevadaite Mineral Data

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General Nevadaite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Cu++,[ ],Al,V+++)6[Al8(PO4)8F8] (H2O)23
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,758.65 gm
   Aluminum    14.04 %  Al   26.52 % Al2O3
   Vanadium     2.84 %  V     4.18 % V2O3
   Zinc         0.07 %  Zn    0.09 % ZnO
   Copper       7.23 %  Cu    9.05 % CuO
   Phosphorus  13.91 %  P    31.88 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.58 %  H    23.01 % H2O
   Oxygen      50.29 %  O
   Fluorine     9.04 %  F     9.04 % F
                 -   %   F    -3.81 % -O=F2    
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       99.97 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Cu2Zn0.02V3+0.98Al1.15Al8P7.9O32F8.37(OH)1.63(H2O)21.65
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral found in the upper supergene zone of the Carlin-trend gold belt. New structure type
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2004 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: 5425-5375 (elevation) benches, Gold Quarry open-pit mine near Carlin, Eureka County, Nevada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2002-035