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Ushkovite Mineral Data

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General Ushkovite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MgFe+++2(PO4)2(OH)2•8(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 504.08 gm
   Magnesium    4.82 %  Mg    8.00 % MgO
   Iron        22.16 %  Fe   31.68 % Fe2O3
   Phosphorus  12.29 %  P    28.16 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     3.60 %  H    32.17 % H2O
   Oxygen      57.13 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: MgFe3+2(PO4)2(OH)2•8(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: In granite pegmatites, as an alteration product of triplite formed by weathering.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1983
Help on Locality: Locality: Southern shore of Lake Bolshoy Tatkul, Ilmen Mountains, Southern Ural Mountains, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Sergei L´┐Żvovich Ushkov (1880-1951), Russian naturalist, student of the Ilmen National Forest, Russia.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Ushkovite + Pronunciation Say USHKOVITE