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Xenotime-(Yb) Mineral Data

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General Xenotime-(Yb) Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: YbPO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 268.01 gm
   Ytterbium   64.56 %  Yb   73.52 % Yb2O3
   Phosphorus  11.56 %  P    26.48 % P2O5
   Oxygen      23.88 %  O
              ______        ______ 
              100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Yb(PO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: Found in the saccharoidal albite unit of a granitic pegmatite. Forms a series with xenotime-(Y).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1999 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: Shatford Lake pegmatite group, near the margin of the Lac du Bonnet batholith, southeastern Manitoba. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after its composition and relationship with xenotime-(Y).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Xenotime-(Yb) Say XENOTIME-(YB)
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 79760
  IMA1998-049
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