Schröckingerite

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Schröckingerite
Schrockingerite-199668.jpg
General
Category Carbonate minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
NaCa3(UO2)[F|(CO3)3(SO4)]·10(H2O)[1]
Strunz classification 05.EG.05

Schröckingerite is a radioactive yellow uranium-containing carbonate mineral, hydrated sodium calcium uranyl sulfate carbonate fluoride.[2][3][4] Schröckingerite crystallizes in the orthorhombic system, occurring as globular clusters, and fluoresces yellow-green under ultraviolet light.

Schröckingerite was first described in 1783 from an occurrence in Jáchymov, Bohemia, Czech Republic, and named for its discoverer, Julius Freiherr Schrockinger von Neudenberg (1814–1882).[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sometimes presented as: (NaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F·10(H2O)
  2. ^ a b http://www.webmineral.com/data/Schrockingerite.shtml Webmineral
  3. ^ http://www.mindat.org/min-3584.html Mindat
  4. ^ a b "Schrockingerite". OpticalMineralogy.com. Retrieved 15 December 2011.