Autunite Mining

Description
Autunite is a radioactive orthorhombic mineral which results from the hydrothermal alteration of uranium minerals. Used as a uranium ore, it was first discovered in France in 1852.

Autunite

Type Crystal System
Mineral Tetragonal, Orthorhombic
Mineral Classification Color
Autunite Yellow, greenish-yellow, pale green; dark green, greenish black
Chemical Formula Luster
2[Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2ยท10-12H2O] Sub-vitreous, resinous, waxy, pearly
Streak Fracture
Pale Yellow Micaceous
Mohs Hardness
2-2.5

Uses
Of value to scientists and collectors.

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