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Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: [(UO2)O2(H2O)2](H2O)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 374.09 gm
   Uranium   63.63 %  U
   Hydrogen   2.16 %  H
   Oxygen    34.22 %  O
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: (UO2)O2•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary uranium mineral containing peroxide formed by the alpha-radiolysis of water during formation. May also form in spent-fission fuel elements.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1947
Help on Locality: Locality: Zaire at Shinkolobwe, Shaba. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Franz Edward Studt, Belgian prospector and geologist, author of the first geological map (1913) of Shava, Zaire.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Studtite Say STUDTITE