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Planerite Mineral Data

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General Planerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Al6(PO4)2(PO3OH)2(OH)8•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 751.91 gm
   Aluminum    21.53 %  Al   40.68 % Al2O3
   Phosphorus  16.48 %  P    37.76 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.41 %  H    21.56 % H2O
   Oxygen      59.58 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Al6(PO4)2(PO3OH)2(OH)8•4(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1862
Help on Locality: Locality: Copper mines at Gumeshevsk, Ural Mountains, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for D. I. Planer, director of mines, Gumeshevsk, Ural Mountains, Russia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Planerite + Pronunciation Say PLANERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Coeruleolactite - mixture of planerite + variscite + wavellite