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Spriggite Mineral Data

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General Spriggite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pb3[(UO2)6O8(OH)2](H2O)x; x ~ 3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,424.63 gm
   Barium     0.23 %  Ba    0.25 % BaO
   Calcium    0.10 %  Ca    0.14 % CaO
   Uranium   59.10 %  U    67.04 % UO2
   Hydrogen   0.33 %  H     2.99 % H2O
   Lead      23.76 %  Pb   25.59 % PbO
   Oxygen    16.48 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       96.02 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pb2.78Ca0.06Ba0.04(UO2)6.02O7.89(OH)2.05•3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in the alteration zone of a hydrothermal hematite-U-Nb-REE deposit from the Mt Painter inlier. New structure type
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2003 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Near Arkaroola, Northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Reginald Claude Sprigg (1919-1994), South Australian Geological Survey.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA2002-014