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Joliotite Metatorbernite & Phosphuranylite

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Joliotite Metatorbernite & Phosphuranylite

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Description
Locality: 
Krunkelbach Valley, Menzenschwand, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 2 × 1.1 cm
Description

An interesting specimen of deep yellow radial spherulitic aggregates of joliotite crystals nicely over matrix with irregular scales of phosphuranylite crystals with minor green metatorbernite tablets. It comes with a datacard from a previous collection with cuantitative analysis of the joliotite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Joliotite

Formula: 
(UO2)CO3·nH2O
Strunz: 
5.EB.15
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Krunkelbach Valley Uranium deposit, Menzenschwand, Black Forest, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany

Metatorbernite

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

Phosphuranylite

Formula: 
(H3O)3KCa(UO2)7(PO4)4O4·8H2O
Strunz: 
8.EC.10
Hardness: 
2.5
Type Locality: 
Buchanan Mine, Waterhole Mine, (Buchanan pegmatite), Mitchell Co., North Carolina, USA
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