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Rodolicoite Mineral Data

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General Rodolicoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe+++PO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 150.82 gm
   Iron        37.03 %  Fe   52.94 % Fe2O3
   Phosphorus  20.54 %  P    47.06 % P2O5
   Oxygen      42.43 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe3+(PO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: As nodules in cavities intergrown with grattarolaite. Isostructural with berlinite; polymorphic relationship with heterosite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The Castelnuovo mine, Santa Barbara lignite area, Upper Arno River Valley, 30 km SE of Florence, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after Francesco Rodolico (1905�1988), professor of mineralogy, University of Florence, Italy, specialist of the history of geology and of building and ornamental materials, au thor of Le pietre delle citt� d�Italia
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Rodolicoite + Pronunciation Say RODOLICOITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 38062
  IMA1995-038
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