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Rutherfordine Studtite Curite Uranophane On Uraninite

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Rutherfordine Studtite Curite Uranophane On Uraninite

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Description
Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2.5 × 1 cm
Description

Many, nice crystals groups of rutherfordine, orange tufts of curite, radials studtite crystals on a carpet of dense, thin, crystals of uranophane, with a black, heavy uraninite matrix also with few crystalline shape. The specimens from Shinkolobwe become increasingly rare to find nowday, very good specimen.

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Rutherfordine

Formula: 
(UO2)CO3
Strunz: 
5.EB.05
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
0.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Lukwengule, Uluguru Mts (Uruguru Mts), Morogoro Region, Tanzania

Studtite

Formula: 
[(UO2)(O2)(H2O)2]·H2O
Strunz: 
4.GA.15
Hardness: 
0.0
Type Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Curite

Formula: 
Pb3(UO2)8O8(OH)6·3H2O
Strunz: 
4.GB.55
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Streak: 
Orange
Type Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

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

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

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