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Wooldridgeite Mineral Data

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General Wooldridgeite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2CaCu++2(P2O7)2•10(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 741.19 gm
   Sodium       6.20 %  Na    8.36 % Na2O
   Calcium      5.41 %  Ca    7.57 % CaO
   Copper      17.15 %  Cu   21.46 % CuO
   Phosphorus  16.72 %  P    38.30 % P2O5
   Hydrogen     2.72 %  H    24.31 % H2O
   Oxygen      51.81 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2CaCu2(P2O7)2•10(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Along fractures in Cambrian sedimentary rocks above an unconformity.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1998 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Found in the Judkins quarry, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, U.K. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after James Wooldridge (1923-1995), keen amateur mineralogist, micromounter and gemologist from Fernhill Heath, Worcestershire, U.K., who discovered the mineral.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Wooldridgeite + Pronunciation Say WOOLDRIDGEITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: IMA1997-037
  Woolridgeite - Mineral name error corrected to wooldridgeite