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Curite

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Description
Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 2.7 × 1.2 cm
Description

A matrix of massive orange curite is host for several areas with tiny acicular curite crystals and some minor yellow soddyite crystals.

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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)
Cartils Minerals

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