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Sengierite

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Sengierite

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Description
Locality: 
Luiswishi Mine, Lubumbashi, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.2 × 2.2 × 1.4 cm
Description

Sengierite, a rare copper-uranyl-vanadate was named after Edgard Sengier (1879-1963), Director of the Union Minière du Haut-Katanga. This specimen has a very good coverage of perfect but tiny sengierite crystals. Beautiful under magnification, hard to get nowadays.

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Sengierite

Formula: 
Cu2(UO2)2(VO4)2·6H2O
Strunz: 
4.HB.10
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Luiswishi Mine, Lubumbashi (Elizabethville), Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
Cartils Minerals

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