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Shabaite-(Nd) Mineral Data

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General Shabaite-(Nd) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca(Nd,Sm,Y)2(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 969.96 gm
   Calcium     4.13 %  Ca    5.78 % CaO
   Samarium    7.75 %  Sm    8.99 % Sm2O3
   Yttrium     2.29 %  Y     2.91 % Y2O3
   Uranium    24.54 %  U    27.84 % UO2
   Hydrogen    1.45 %  H    13.00 % H2O
   Carbon      4.95 %  C    18.15 % CO2
   Neodymium  18.59 %  Nd   21.68 % Nd2O3
   Oxygen     36.29 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %       98.35 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaNd1.25Sm0.5Y0.25(UO2)(CO3)4(OH)2•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Cu-Co deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1989
Help on Locality: Locality: Kamoto East, 5 km W of Kolwezi, Shaba, Zaire. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Shabaite-(Nd) Say SHABAITE-(ND)