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Uraninite & Fluorite & Calcite

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Uraninite & Fluorite & Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Cardiff Uranium Mine, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 4.5 × 2 cm
Description

This specimen consists of a 1.5 cm square crystal section of uranium in a matrix of dark purple fluorite and pink calcite. There is a smaller mass of uranium in the lower right hand portion of the piece as viewed in the first photo.

Overall a good representative sample of the ore material from this now rehabilitated mine.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Uraninite

Formula: 
UO2
Strunz: 
4.DL.05
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
5.0 - 6.0
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

Fluorite

Formula: 
CaF2
Strunz: 
3.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

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