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Rossite Mineral Data

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General Rossite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaV2O6•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 310.02 gm
   Calcium   12.93 %  Ca   18.09 % CaO
   Vanadium  32.86 %  V    58.67 % V2O5
   Hydrogen   2.60 %  H    23.24 % H2O
   Oxygen    51.61 %  O
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            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaV5+2O6•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In veinlets in carnotite-bearing sandstone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1927
Help on Locality: Locality: M.E. O�Neil�s [Buckhorn] claim, Bull Pen Canyon, and at the Burro and Deremo-Snyder mines, Slick Rock district, San Miguel Co., Colorado Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Clarence Samuel Ross (1880-1975), American geologist and mineralogist, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C., USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Rossite Say ROSSITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 17001
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