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Uranophane

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Uranophane

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Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.7 × 3.1 × 2.1 cm
Description

Compact masses of canary yellow uranophane in a quite uncommon matrix, rich in muscovite from Shinkolobwe. It was just labelled as “radiactive Shinkolobwe” so we sent the specimen for SEM-EDS analyses and uranophane was the result.

The piece is from a small collection of reference pieces, from Mr. Robert Verdoodt, who was working in the laboratories of Union Minière du Haut-Katanga and evacuated to Belgium after the beginning of the Congo crisis in 1960.

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Uranophane

Formula: 
Ca(UO2)2[HSiO4]2·5H2O
Strunz: 
9.AK.15
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Miedzianka (Kupferberg), Jelenia Góra District, Rudawy Janowickie Mts, Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie), Poland

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9.20
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