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Kasolite

Kasolite

Named for the type locality at Shinkolobwe near Kasolo Hill in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kasolite is an uncommon mineral that is found as an oxidation product of uraninite and can be found in localities in, additionally, Gabon, Germany, England, France, Australia, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other minor localities. Kasolite is strongly radioactive.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/kasolite.pdf

Formula
Pb(UO2)SiO4┬ĚH2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Radial, Prismatic, Fibrous 
Cleavage
Perfect, Good, Good 
Luster
Resinous - Greasy 
Color
green, gray green, yellow, yellow brown, reddish orange 
Streak
light brownish yellow 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
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Kasolite from Shaba, Congo, the Democratic Republic of

Kasolite
            from Shaba, Congo, the Democratic Republic of

Bright orange, thin, elongated micro crystal groups to about 0.75mm .

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Kasolite from Musonoi mine, Kolwezi, Shaba Cu belt, Democratic Republic of Congo

Kasolite
            from Musonoi mine, Kolwezi, Shaba Cu belt, Democratic Republic of Congo

Bright, glassy orange tabular crystals to 1mm associated with Torbernite.

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Kasolite from Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo

Kasolite
            from Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo

Beautiful thick orange bladed Kasolite sprays to 1cm across.

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Kasolite from Goodsprings dist., Clark Co., Nevada, United States

Kasolite
            from Goodsprings dist., Clark Co., Nevada, United States

Compact yellow, pulverulent and micro crytsals altered from probably Uraninite.

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