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Rutherfordine Mineral Data

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General Rutherfordine Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: UO2(CO3)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 330.04 gm
   Uranium  72.12 %  U    81.82 % UO2
   Carbon    3.64 %  C    13.33 % CO2
   Oxygen   24.24 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %       95.15 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: (UO2)(CO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary alteration product from uraninite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1906
Help on Locality: Locality: Uraguru Mountains, Tanganyika Territory, East Africa. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) British atomic physicist and Nobel laureate.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Rutherfordine + Pronunciation Say RUTHERFORDINE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 27053
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