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Fourmarierite & Lepersonnite-(Gd)

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Fourmarierite & Lepersonnite-(Gd)

Bill Pinch 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: 
5.9 × 4.6 × 3.2 cm
Description

You are bidding on a large sample from the Bill Pinch collection with exceptional, sharp and quite large fourmarierite crystals on uranophane covered uraninite matrix. There are also sprays of lepersonnite-Gd that are partially pseudomorphed by tiny fourmarierite crystals. Truly beautiful under the scope with some very photogenic crystals. Hot!

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Fourmarierite

Formula: 
Pb(UO2)4O3(OH)4·4H2O
Strunz: 
4.GB.25
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.0 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Lepersonnite-(Gd)

Formula: 
Ca(Gd,Dy)2(UO2)24(SiO4)4(CO3)8(OH)24·48H2O
Strunz: 
5.EG.10
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

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