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Vochtenite Mineral Data

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General Vochtenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (Fe++,Mg)Fe+++[(UO2)(PO4)]4(OH)•12-13(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 1,806.00 gm
   Magnesium    0.34 %  Mg    0.56 % MgO
   Uranium     52.72 %  U    59.81 % UO2
   Iron         5.41 %  Fe    2.98 % FeO /  4.42 % Fe2O3
   Phosphorus   6.86 %  P    15.72 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     1.45 %  H    12.97 % H2O
   Oxygen      33.22 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       96.46 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+0.75Mg0.25Fe3+(UO2)4(PO4)4(OH)•12.5(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1989
Help on Locality: Locality: Bassett mine, Redruth, Cornwall, England. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Renard F. C. Vochten (1933-), mineraloigst, State University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Vochtenite + Pronunciation Say VOCHTENITE