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Tengerite-(Y) Mineral Data

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General Tengerite-(Y) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Y2(CO3)3•2-3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 402.88 gm
   Yttrium   44.14 %  Y    56.05 % Y2O3
   Hydrogen   1.25 %  H    11.18 % H2O
   Carbon     8.94 %  C    32.77 % CO2
   Oxygen    45.67 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Y2(CO3)3•2.5(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product of gadolinite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1838
Help on Locality: Locality: Ytterby, northeast of Stockholm, Sweden. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for C. Tenger, Swedish geologist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tengerite-(Y) + Pronunciation Say TENGERITE-(Y)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 72940
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