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Whitmoreite Mineral Data

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General Whitmoreite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Fe++Fe+++2(PO4)2(OH)2•4(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 463.56 gm
   Iron        36.14 %  Fe   46.50 % FeO
   Phosphorus  13.36 %  P    30.62 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.17 %  H    19.43 % H2O
   Oxygen      48.32 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %       96.55 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe2+Fe2+2(PO4)2(OH)2•4(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Hydrothermal alteration product of triphylite in cavities in quartz-bearing pegmatite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1974
Help on Locality: Locality: Palermo No. 1 mine, North Groton, New Hampshire, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Robert W. Whitmore (1936-), Micromount mineral collector and owner of the Palermo mine, New Hampshire, USA.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Whitmoreite + Pronunciation Say WHITMOREITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 6202
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