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Kasolite Schoepite & Torbernite

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Kasolite Schoepite & Torbernite

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Description
Locality: 
Musonoi Mine, Kolwezi, Lualaba, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 2.9 × 1.5 cm
Description

A couple of small pockets featuring well formed crystals of kasolite with torbernite, and another small pocket with bright yellow schoepite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Kasolite

Formula: 
Pb(UO2)[SiO4]·H2O
Strunz: 
9.AK.15
Hardness: 
4.0 - 5.0
Type Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Schoepite

Formula: 
(UO2)8O2(OH)12·12H2O
Strunz: 
4.GA.05
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
Yellow
Type Locality: 
Shinkolobwe Mine (Kasolo Mine), Shinkolobwe, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)

Torbernite

Formula: 
Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2·12H2O
Strunz: 
8.EB.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Type Locality: 
Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

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