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Wakefieldite-(La) Mineral Data

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General Wakefieldite-(La) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: LaVO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 253.60 gm
   Lanthanum      38.89 %  La   45.61 % La2O3
   Praeseodymium   6.11 %  Pr    7.15 % Pr2O3
   Samarium        0.59 %  Sm    0.69 % Sm2O3
   Yttrium         0.35 %  Y     0.45 % Y2O3
   Vanadium       20.29 %  V    36.22 % V2O5
   Neodymium       8.53 %  Nd    9.95 % Nd2O3
   Oxygen         25.24 %  O
                 ______        ______ 
                 100.00 %      100.06 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: La0.71Nd0.15Pr0.11Sm0.01Y0.01V5+1.01O4
Help on Environment: Environment: Xenotime group
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 2007 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Gl�cksstern mine, Gottlob Hill, Friedrichroda, Th�ringen, Germany Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the La analog of wakefieldite-(Ce) and -(Y).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Wakefieldite-(La) + Pronunciation Say WAKEFIELDITE-(LA)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1989-035a