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Yukonite Mineral Data

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General Yukonite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ca7Fe+++11(AsO4)9O10•24.3(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 2,742.90 gm
   Calcium   10.23 %  Ca   14.31 % CaO
   Iron      22.40 %  Fe   32.02 % Fe2O3
   Arsenic   24.58 %  As   37.71 % As2O5
   Hydrogen   1.79 %  H    15.96 % H2O
   Oxygen    41.01 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca7Fe3+11(AsO4)9O10•24.3(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Occurring as an alteration of As-rich minerals such as arsenopyrite, kļæ½ttigite and parasymplesite in Ca-rich oxidizing environments.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1913
Help on Locality: Locality: Tagish Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Yukonite Say YUKONITE