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Astrocyanite-(Ce) with Kamotoite-(Y)

#BAC61637

Astrocyanite-(Ce) with Kamotoite-(Y)

#BAC61637
Availability
Sold
Size
1.7 x 1.2 x 1.3 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
Cu2Ce2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2·1.5H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Kamoto East mine, Kolwezi, Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
Tagged
carbonate , copper , REE mineral

Bluish green radiating crystals to 1mm with good coverage associated with formless yellow Kamotoite-(Y).

Radioactive!!

Astrocyanite-(Ce)

Formula
Cu2Ce2(UO2)(CO3)5(OH)2·1.5H2
Crystal System
Hexagonal 
Crystal Habit
Tabular, Stellate, Rosette 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous - Dull 
Color
blue, bright blue, blue green 
Streak
bluish white 
Class
Hexagonal - Dihexagonal Dipyramidal 
Hardness
2-3 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Special Info
Radioactive!!

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