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Vitusite-(Ce) Mineral Data

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General Vitusite-(Ce) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na3(Ce,La,Nd)(PO4)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 399.08 gm
   Sodium      17.28 %  Na   23.30 % Na2O
   Lanthanum   10.44 %  La   12.25 % La2O3
   Cerium      21.07 %  Ce   24.67 % Ce2O3
   Phosphorus  15.52 %  P    35.57 % P2O5
   Neodymium    3.61 %  Nd    4.22 % Nd2O3
   Oxygen      32.07 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na3Ce0.6La0.3Nd0.1(PO4)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Melanocratic nepheline syenite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1979
Help on Locality: Locality: Ilimaussaq intrusion, southern Greenland. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Vitus Bering (1681-1741), explorer of norhtern seas (Bering Sea).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Vitusite-(Ce) Say VITUSITE-(CE)