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Upalite & Rutherfordine

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Upalite & Rutherfordine

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Description
Locality: 
Kobokobo Pegmatite, Mwenga, South Kivu, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2 × 1.6 × 1.5 cm
Description

Yellow thin tabular upalite intergrown with a mica group mineral and yellow orange rutherfordine. 

EDS & PXRD confirmed material no 19-11-25-kobo2

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Upalite

Formula: 
Al(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH)·7H2O
Strunz: 
8.EC.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Kobokobo pegmatite, Mwenga, Sud-Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Rutherfordine

Formula: 
(UO2)CO3
Strunz: 
5.EB.05
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
0.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Lukwengule, Uluguru Mts (Uruguru Mts), Morogoro Region, Tanzania