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

TypeCrystal System
MineralTetragonal, Orthorhombic
Mineral ClassificationColor
AutuniteYellow, greenish-yellow, pale green; dark green, greenish black
Chemical FormulaLuster
2[Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2ยท10-12H2O]Sub-vitreous, resinous, waxy, pearly
StreakFracture
Pale YellowMicaceous
Mohs Hardness
2-2.5

Uses
Of value to scientists and collectors.

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