Upalite

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Upalite
General
CategoryPhosphate minerals
Formula
(repeating unit)
Al(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH)·7H2O
Strunz classification8.EC.05
Crystal systemMonoclinic
Crystal classPrismatic (2/m)
(same H-M symbol)
Space groupP21/a
Unit cella = 13.7 Å, b = 16.82 Å
c = 9.33 Å; β = 111.5°; Z = 4
Identification
Coloramber-yellow, yellow-brown
Diaphaneitytransparent, translucent
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Upalite (Al(UO2)3(PO4)2O(OH)·7H2O) is a mineral found in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is named after uranium, phosphorus and aluminium. Its type locality is Kobokobo pegmatite, Mwenga, Sud-Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.[2][3]

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