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Becquerelite & Fourmarierite

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Becquerelite & Fourmarierite

XRD & EDS confirmed specimen no 19-11-25-sk20

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Description
Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.7 × 1.7 × 1.2 cm
Description

Orange red fourmarierite associated with yellow becquerelite. The specimen has been XRD & EDS confirmed and has the ID no 19-11-25-sk20. 

Beautiful! Analysis attached to the corresponding section. 

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Becquerelite

Formula: 
Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6·8H2O
Strunz: 
4.GB.10
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
Yellow
Type Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

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)
Analysis
Analysis Report - only: Becquerelite & Fourmarierite
Analysis Report - only: Becquerelite & Fourmarierite
Analysis Report - only: Becquerelite & Fourmarierite
Analysis Report - only: Becquerelite & Fourmarierite
Analysis Report - only: Becquerelite & Fourmarierite
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