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Derriksite

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Derriksite

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Description
Locality: 
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 2.4 × 1.5 cm
Description

Derriksite is a rare copper-uranyl-selenite named after Belgian geologist Jean Marie Francois Derriks (1912-1993). This sample from the Type locality has a good coverage of bright dark green crystals of derriksite.

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Derriksite

Formula: 
Cu4(UO2)(SeO3)2(OH)6·H2O
Strunz: 
4.JG.30
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Kolwezi District, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
Cartils Minerals

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