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Becquerelite Vandenbrandeite & Cuprosklodowskite

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Becquerelite Vandenbrandeite & Cuprosklodowskite

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Description
Locality: 
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 4 × 4 cm
Description

super piece, a rich colorful specimen with the extremely rare uranium species becquerelite. Orange-yellow becquerelite acicular needles and many well formed shiny crystals with fantastic dark green vandenbrandeite with light green acicular transparent radial cuprosklodovskite crystals. This is really a very good piece

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)

Vandenbrandeite

Formula: 
Cu(UO2)(OH)4
Strunz: 
4.GB.45
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
Green
Type Locality: 
Kalongwe deposit, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Cuprosklodowskite

Formula: 
Cu(UO2)2[HSiO4]2·6H2O
Strunz: 
9.AK.10
Hardness: 
4.0
Type Locality: 
Kalongwe deposit, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

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