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Abernathyite

Arsenate mineral

Abernathyite is a mineral K(UO2)(AsO4)·3H2O. The mineral is named after Jesse Evrett Abernathy (1913–1963) who first noted it in 1953 in the U.S. State of Utah. It was described as a new mineral species in 1956. Abernathyite is yellow and occurs as small crystals.

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2.5

The streak

Yellow

Density ( specific gravity )

1.597
1.57

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Resinous
Waxy
Greasy

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Tetragonal

Radioactive

Radioactive