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Yttrocerite Mineral Data

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General Yttrocerite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaF2 + (Y,Ce)F3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 236.78 gm
   Calcium   16.93 %  Ca   23.68 % CaO
   Cerium    14.79 %  Ce   17.33 % Ce2O3
   Yttrium   28.16 %  Y    35.76 % Y2O3
   Fluorine  40.12 %  F    40.12 % F
               -   %   F   -16.89 % -O=F2    
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaY0.75Ce0.25F5
Help on Environment: Environment: Y - rich fluorite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Approved IMA
Help on Locality: Locality: Falun, Sweden, Sussex Co., New Jersey. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from its chemical composition containing ytterbium (Named after Ytterby, Sweden) and cerium (Named after the asteroid, Ceres)..