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Autunite & Metatorbernite

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Autunite & Metatorbernite

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Description
Locality: 
El Lobo Mine, Don Benito, Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 1.9 × 1 cm
Description

Very nice epitaxical growths of autunite over metatorbernite. Only the autunite is fluorescent under UV light, whole the metatorbernite remains dark due to the divalent copper.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Autunite

Formula: 
Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2·11H2O
Strunz: 
8.EB.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Saint-Symphorien-de-Marmagne, Montcenis, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France

Metatorbernite

Formula: 
Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.EB.10
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany
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