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Paraniite-(Y) Mineral Data

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General Paraniite-(Y) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca2Y(AsO4)(WO4)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 803.68 gm
   Calcium    9.97 %  Ca   13.96 % CaO
   Yttrium   11.06 %  Y    14.05 % Y2O3
   Arsenic    9.32 %  As   14.30 % As2O5
   Tungsten  45.75 %  W    57.70 % WO3
   Oxygen    23.89 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2Y(AsO4)(WO4)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in a fissure in gneiss in an area anomalously high in arsenic.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1992
Help on Locality: Locality: On the east flank of Pizzo Cervandone, Alpe Devero, Valle d´┐ŻOssola, Piedmont, Italy Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Fausto Parani, amateur mineral collector of Montecrestese, Italy, who found the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Paraniite-(Y) + Pronunciation Say PARANIITE-(Y)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1992-018