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Autunite with Uranophane

#AH54940

Autunite with Uranophane

#AH54940
Availability
Sold
Size
10 x 6 x 4.5 cm - Cabinet 
Formula
Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2·10-12H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Andrews quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, United States
Tagged
phosphate , pegmatite mineral

Cabinet specimen covered on all sides with highly fluorescent Autunite and possibly darker yellow Uranophane. The replacement of Uraninite can be seen in one of the photographs. The matrix is standard pegmatite minerals od Microcline, Mica, and Quartz. It was collected in 1945 by Hampson.

Radioactive!!

Autunite

Formula
Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2·10-12H2
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Micaceous, Foliated 
Cleavage
Perfect, Poor, Poor 
Luster
Vitreous - Pearly 
Color
yellow, pale yellow, lemon yellow, greenish yellow, pale green 
Streak
pale yellow 
Class
Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
2-2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
Special Info
Radioactive!!
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