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Paratooite-(La) Mineral Data

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General Paratooite-(La) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: REE3(Ca,Sr)2NaCu(CO3)8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,146.77 gm
   Sodium          2.54 %  Na    3.42 % Na2O
   Strontium       2.78 %  Sr    3.28 % SrO
   Calcium         5.60 %  Ca    7.84 % CaO
   Lanthanum      23.42 %  La   27.47 % La2O3
   Praeseodymium   6.89 %  Pr    8.07 % Pr2O3
   Samarium        0.56 %  Sm    0.65 % Sm2O3
   Gadolinium      0.73 %  Gd    0.84 % Gd2O3
   Yttrium         0.58 %  Y     0.74 % Y2O3
   Copper          4.77 %  Cu    5.97 % CuO
   Carbon          9.06 %  C    33.21 % CO2
   Neodymium       7.26 %  Nd    8.46 % Nd2O3
   Oxygen         35.56 %  O
   Fluorine        0.25 %  F     0.25 % F
                    -   %   F    -0.10 % -O=F2    
                 ______        ______ 
                 100.00 %      100.09 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: La3.62Ca3Na2.37Nd1.08Pr1.05Sr0.68Y0.14Gd0.1Sm0.08Cu1.61C16.2O47.72F0.28
Help on Environment: Environment: Hosted by the Auburn dolomite, a lenticular silty carbonaceous dolomite in the upper Burra group (Torrensian).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2005 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Paratoo copper mine, near Yunta, Olary Province, South Australia, Australia Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2005-020