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Redcanyonite

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Named for the area where mineral was collected, a post mining mineral found in exposed uranium bearing mineralogy.

The manganese and ammonium with uranium in its chemistry defines the orange colour and identifies the mineral as unique — but being a sulphate of similar structure to zippeite.

Pending publication - Approved 2016

Type Locality
Blue Lizard Mine, Red Canyon, White Canyon District, San Juan Co., Utah, USA
Mineral Data
(NH4)2Mn[(UO2)4O4(SO4)2](H2O)4
Physical Properties
Colour: 
Orange
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Synonyms
Synonyms: 
IMA2016-082
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