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Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb2(UO2)5O6(OH)2•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,966.61 gm
   Uranium   60.52 %  U    68.65 % UO2
   Hydrogen   0.51 %  H     4.58 % H2O
   Lead      21.07 %  Pb   22.70 % PbO
   Oxygen    17.90 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       95.93 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb2(UO2)5O6(OH)2•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product of uraninite in the oxidized zone of a uranium orebody.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1983
Help on Locality: Locality: Shinkolobwe, Katanga Province, Congo (Shaba Province, Zaire). Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for David Sayre (1924- ), American crystallographer, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sayrite Say SAYRITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 38374
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