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Richetite Mineral Data

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General Richetite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbU++++++4O13•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,439.37 gm
   Uranium   66.15 %  U    79.49 % UO3
   Hydrogen   0.56 %  H     5.01 % H2O
   Lead      14.40 %  Pb   15.51 % PbO
   Oxygen    18.90 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbU4O13•4(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1947
Help on Locality: Locality: Shinkolobwe mine, Shaba, Zaire. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Emile Richet (1884-1938), chief geologist, Union Miniere du Haut Katanga.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Richetite + Pronunciation Say RICHETITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 85570
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