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Schoepite Mineral Data

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General Schoepite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (UO2)8O2(OH)12•12(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,612.49 gm
   Uranium   72.89 %  U    82.69 % UO2
   Hydrogen   1.39 %  H    12.41 % H2O
   Oxygen    25.72 %  O
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            100.00 %       95.10 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: (UO2)8O2(OH)12•12(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found as an alteration product of uraninite, alters spontanously to metaschoepite and paraschoepite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1923
Help on Locality: Locality: Kasolo, Shaba, Zaire. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Alfred Schoep (1881-1966), Belgian mineralogist who studied uranium mineralogy.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Schoepite + Pronunciation Say SCHOEPITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 82477
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