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Yushkinite Mineral Data

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General Yushkinite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: V1-xS•n(Mg,Al)(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 87.39 gm
   Magnesium  11.88 %  Mg
   Aluminum    7.53 %  Al
   Vanadium   23.32 %  V
   Hydrogen    2.31 %  H
   Sulfur     18.35 %  S
   Oxygen     36.62 %  O
             100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: V3+0.4S0.50.61(Mg0.7)0.61(Al0.4)(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: In quartz-carbonate veins in carbonate rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1984
Help on Locality: Locality: From Pay-Khoy, in the middle stram of the Silova-Yakha River, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for N. P. Yushkin, Russian mineralogist.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Yushkinite + Pronunciation Say YUSHKINITE