Uranocircite

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Uranocircite
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Uranocircite
General
Category Phosphate mineral
Formula
(repeating unit)
Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2·10H2O
Strunz classification 08.EB.05

Uranocircite is a uranium mineral with the chemical formula: Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2·10H2O. It is a phosphate mineral which contains barium and is a green to yellow colour. It has a Mohs hardness of about 2.

Uranocircite was named after the Greek for "falcon" because it was discovered in Falkenstein, Germany. Uranocircite contains about 45% uranium in it and is mainly mined in Bergen in Saxony, Germany.

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