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Metatorbernite

#BN45325

Metatorbernite

#BN45325
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 5 x 3.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2·8H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Contencas mine, Portugal
Tagged
phosphate , copper

Pastel green square tabular crystals from 1-2mm. Excellent specimen. The locality is not listed on Mindat but is sure exist. It was purchase by Al Kidwell in 1978 and changed hands to Nichols later. 

Radioactive!!

Metatorbernite

Formula
Cu(UO2)2(PO4)2·8H2
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Adamantine 
Color
light green, dark green 
Streak
light green 
Class
Tetragonal - Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Dr. Buford L. Nichols Collection
Special Info
Radioactive!!

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