Markeyite

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Markeyite
General
CategoryCarbonate mineral
Formula
(repeating unit)
Ca9(UO2)4CO3)13 · 28H2O
Crystal systemOrthorhombic
Crystal classmmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Identification
References[1]

Markeyite, a uranyl carbonate mineral discovered in the Markey Mine in Utah, USA. A group led by Anthony R. Kampf, a mineralogist at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, USA discovered its structure.[2]

Cotype material for this mineral resides in the collections of the Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County, USA, and the Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia.[3]

Localities[edit]

USA: Markey mine, Red Canyon, White Canyon District, San Juan Co., Utah

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Markeyite".
  2. ^ "Markeyite: Markeyite mineral information and data". www.mindat.org. Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  3. ^ "Markeyite | Carbon Mineral Challenge". mineralchallenge.net. Retrieved 2017-09-04.