Mundite

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Mundite
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Yellow to yellowish-orange mundite from Kobokobo pegmatite, Lusungu River District, Sud-Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre) (field of view: 3 mm)
General
Category Phosphate minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
Al(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)3·5(H2O)
Strunz classification 8.EC.30
Crystal system Orthorhombic
Unknown space group
Identification
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Mundite is a uranium phosphate mineral with chemical formula: Al(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)3·5(H2O). It contains aluminium and has a yellow tinge to it. It usually appears on sandstones or limestones.

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