Mundite

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mundite
Mundite-520226.jpg
Yellow to yellowish-orange mundite from Kobokobo pegmatite, Lusungu River District, Sud-Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre) (field of view: 3 mm)
General
CategoryPhosphate minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
Al(UO2)3(PO4)2(OH)3·5(H2O)
IMA symbolMud[1]
Strunz classification8.EC.30
Crystal systemOrthorhombic
Unknown space group
Space groupP21cn, Pmcn
Identification
Other characteristicsRadioactive.svg Radioactive
References[2][3][4]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warr, L.N. (2021). "IMA–CNMNC approved mineral symbols". Mineralogical Magazine. 85 (3): 291–320. Bibcode:2021MinM...85..291W. doi:10.1180/mgm.2021.43. S2CID 235729616.
  2. ^ Mineralienatlas
  3. ^ Mindat.org
  4. ^ Webmineral data