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Mixed Minerals

Sunday, 05 January 2020 05:00 PM

Introducing the "Mixed Minerals" gallery which is part of our New Additions galleries. This gallery contains mineral specimens for sale including sklodowskite and more from places like Mine No. 18, Paliokamariza mines, Laurium, Attica, Greece.

Sklodowskite

in Gypsum - #52086
Locality
Mine No. 18, Paliokamariza mines, Laurium, Attica, Greece 
Formula
Mg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2·6H2
Availability
Available
Price
$75.00
Size
4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Special Info
Fluorescent 

A nice yellow 3mm spray in Gypsum. Sklodowskite was the first uranium mineral to be found this locality and reported recently in 2017. It can be distinguished from other uranium minerals such as Uranophane and Boltwoodinte with UV. Much more information can be found on this find on Mindat in the article by Branko Rieck (click here).


Sklodowskite

Formula
Mg(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2·6H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
greenish yellow, light yellow 
Streak
yellow white 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
2-3 
Special Info
Fluorescent

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