Mineralpedia Details for 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
- Crystal System
- Crystal Habit
- Radial, Prismatic, Fibrous
- Perfect, Good, Good
- Resinous - Greasy
- green, gray green, yellow, yellow brown, reddish orange
- light brownish yellow
- Monoclinic - Prismatic
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Kasolite from Shaba Cu belt, Democratic Republic of Congo
Bright orange, thin, elongated micro crystal groups to about 0.75mm .
Kasolite from Musonoi mine, Kolwezi, Shaba Cu belt, DR of Congo
Bright, glassy orange tabular crystals to 1mm associated with Torbernite.
Kasolite from Shinkolobwe, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
Beautiful thick orange bladed Kasolite sprays to 1cm across.
Fine 1-2mm bladed crystals.
Kasolite from Goodsprings dist., Clark Co., Nevada, United States
Compact yellow, pulverulent and micro crytsals altered from probably Uraninite.
Kasolite from Green Monster mine, Clark Co., Nevada, United States
Bright yellow acicular sprays with coverage on front and back. The sprays are less than 0.5mm.
Kasolite from Swambo Hill, Katanga, DR of Congo
- Special Info
Deep orange bladed crystals from 1mm and less. Rich.