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Uranopilite Mineral Data

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General Uranopilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: [(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6(H2O)6]•8(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,102.49 gm
   Uranium   67.93 %  U    77.06 % UO2
   Hydrogen   1.63 %  H    14.57 % H2O
   Sulfur     1.53 %  S     3.81 % SO3
   Oxygen    28.92 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       95.43 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: (UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6(H2O)6•8(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral found on altering uraninite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1882
Help on Locality: Locality: Jachymov, Bohemia, Czech Republic. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for uranium and the Greek for "felt", alluding to the composition and habit.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Uranopilite + Pronunciation Say URANOPILITE