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Pretulite Mineral Data

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General Pretulite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: ScPO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 139.93 gm
   Scandium    32.13 %  Sc   49.28 % Sc2O3
   Phosphorus  22.14 %  P    50.72 % P2O5
   Oxygen      45.74 %  O
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              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Sc(PO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: In lazulite-quartz veins in phyllite-micaschist. The scandium dominant analog of xenotime-(Y).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The type locality is 100 m southwest of Hollkegel, which is 12 km south-southwest of Murzzuschlag, Fischbacher Alpen, Styria, Austria. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: For the mountain Pretul, one of the localities at which the mineral occurs.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Pretulite + Pronunciation Say PRETULITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 85552
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