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Rutherfordine

Rutherfordine

Formula
(UO2)CO3 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Crystal Habit
Encrustations 
Cleavage
Perfect, Distinct, None 
Luster
Earthy (Dull) 
Color
brownish, brownish yellow, white, light brown orange, light yellow 
Streak
yellow 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Hardness
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Rutherfordine from Apex mine, Lander Co., Nevada, United States

Rutherfordine
            from Apex mine, Lander Co., Nevada, United States
Special Info
Fluorescent, Radioactive!!, EDS Confirmed

Glassy orange radial groups like star-bursts to about 2mm across. Faint orange fluorescence.

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