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Roubaultite

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Roubaultite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.1 × 0.5 × 0.3 cm
Description

A cute apple-green crystal, vitreous, well formed and terminated, protrudes from an irregular intertwining of crystals of this sought after and very rare uraniferous species. 
Roubaultite is an extremely rare mineral, its type locality is Shinkolobwe, but the best samples were later found in Kamoto but certainly not easy to find.
Undoubtedly very rare and very cute!!

 

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Roubaultite

Formula: 
Cu2(UO2)3(OH)10·5H2O
Strunz: 
5.EA.25
Hardness: 
3.0
Type Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

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