Soddyite

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Soddyite
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A piece of rock from Swambo in the Democratic Republic of Congo containing yellow crystals of soddyite
General
Category Nesosilicates
Formula
(repeating unit)
(UO2)2SiO4·2H2O
Strunz classification 9.AK.05
Crystal system Orthorhombic
Crystal class Dipyramidal (mmm)
H-M symbol: (2/m 2/m 2/m)
Space group Fddd

Soddyite is a mineral of uranium with chemical formula: (UO2)2SiO4·2H2O. It has yellow crystals and usually mixed with curite in oxidized uranium ores. It is named after Frederick Soddy (1877–1956), British radiochemist and physicist.[1] [2] [3]

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