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Mineralpedia Details for Cuprosklodowskite

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Cuprosklodowskite

Cuprosklodowskite

Formula
Cu(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2ยท6H2
Crystal System
Triclinic 
Crystal Habit
Acicular, Radial 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Silky 
Color
grass green, green yellow, light green 
Streak
greenish yellow 
Class
Triclinic - Pinacoidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
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Cuprosklodowskite from Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo

Cuprosklodowskite
            from Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo

Bright green acicular crystal sprays in 1cm vugs on both sides.

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

Cuprosklodowskite
            from Musonoi mine, Kolwezi, Shaba Cu belt, Democratic Republic of Congo
Special Info
Radioactive.

An excellent spray of vivid green bladed Cuprosklodowskite to 1.4cm on Malachite.

Last three photos: ompact prismatic crystals in matrix, mostly in the tip as shown of about 1.5cm wide.

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