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Uranospinite Mineral Data

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General Uranospinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca(UO2)2(AsO4)2•10(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,038.12 gm
   Calcium    3.86 %  Ca    5.40 % CaO
   Uranium   45.86 %  U    52.02 % UO2
   Arsenic   14.43 %  As   22.14 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   1.94 %  H    17.35 % H2O
   Oxygen    33.91 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %       96.92 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca(UO2)2(AsO4)2•10(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Alteration product of uraninite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1873
Help on Locality: Locality: Weisser Hirsch mine, Neustadtl, Schneeberg, Saxony, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for uranium and the Greek for "siskin," in allusion to its composition and color.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Uranospinite + Pronunciation Say URANOSPINITE