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Vanmeersscheite Ranunculite & Threadgoldite

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Vanmeersscheite Ranunculite & Threadgoldite

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Description
Locality: 
Kobokobo Pegmatite, Mwenga, South Kivu, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.4 × 2.2 × 1.6 cm
Description

Yellow ranunculite with platy threadgoldite and some vanmeersscheite on matrix.

From the Kobokobo pegmatite, DR Congo. 

Type locality. Ex Luc Vandenberghe. 

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Vanmeersscheite

Formula: 
U6+(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)6·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.EC.20
Hardness: 
0.0
Colour: 
Yellow
Type Locality: 
Kobokobo pegmatite, Mwenga, Sud-Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Ranunculite

Formula: 
HAl(UO2)(PO4)(OH)3·4H2O
Strunz: 
8.EB.40
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.0
Colour: 
Yellow
Type Locality: 
Kobokobo pegmatite, Mwenga, Sud-Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Threadgoldite

Formula: 
Al(UO2)2(PO4)2(OH)·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.EB.20
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Kobokobo pegmatite, Mwenga, Sud-Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)