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Uranophane-beta Mineral Data

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General Uranophane-beta Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca[(UO2)SiO3(OH)]2•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 784.33 gm
   Calcium    5.11 %  Ca    7.15 % CaO
   Uranium   60.70 %  U    68.86 % UO2
   Silicon    7.16 %  Si   15.32 % SiO2
   Hydrogen   0.51 %  H     4.59 % H2O
   Oxygen    26.52 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       95.92 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca2(UO2)2(SiO3)2(OH)•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: An oxidation product of uraninite found in oxidized ores and pegmatites.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1935
Help on Locality: Locality: Joachinsthal (Jachymov) Czech Republic. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the polymorph of uranophane.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Uranophane-beta + Pronunciation Say URANOPHANE-BETA
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Beta-uranophane
  Beta-uranotile
  Uranotile-beta