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Sample n° 13841.2

Minerals found in the sample
Mineral Formula Category Subcategory Importance
BECQUERELITE Ca(UO2)6O4(OH)6•8H2O oxides and hydroxides - major
RICHETITE (Fe3+,Mg)xPb2+8,6(UO2)36O36(OH)24•41H2O oxides and hydroxides - major
MASUYITE Pb(UO2)3O3(OH)2•3H2O oxides and hydroxides - minor
URANINITE UO2 oxides and hydroxides - minor
URANOPHANE Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2•5H2O nesosilicates - minor
Description: sample with yellow becquerelite needles and plates, black richetite crystals on uranophane and becquerelite, red-orange masuyte needles, white uranophane needles
Information: Piret, P. & Deliens, M., 1984. Nouvelles données sur la richetite PbO.4UO3.4H2O. Bulletin de Minéralogie 107, 581-585.
  • Country: Congo (RDC)
  • Region: Katanga
  • Locality: Shinkolobwe
  • Donors: van Dooren
    Donation year: 1980
  • Sampling year:
    Registration date:
  • Quantity: 1
    Size: 2 x 2 cm
  • Dimension code 1>2>3: 3
    Quality code 1>2>3: 1
  • Holotype: no
    Paratype: no
    Radioactive: yes
  • Thin section: no
    Chemical analysis: no
    X-Ray spectra: yes