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Curite Kasolite & Metatorbernite

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Curite Kasolite & Metatorbernite

Kay Robertson collection
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Description
Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.7 × 3.3 × 3.7 cm
Description

You are bidding on a large and fantastic sample with very rich sprays of curite needles in very vuggy areas on both sides of the sample. There are also rich sprays of yellow kasolite blades intergrown with the curite and rich clusters of metatorbernite. Other species may also be present. Rich, old time specimen with an early catalogue number (#1926) from the Kay Robertson collection. Beautiful and HOT!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Curite

Formula: 
Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6·3H2O
Strunz: 
4.GB.55
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Streak: 
Orange
Type Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Kasolite

Formula: 
Pb(UO2)[SiO4]·H2O
Strunz: 
9.AK.15
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Metatorbernite

Formula: 
Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.EB.10
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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