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Bayleyite

Carbonate mineral

Bayleyite is a uranium with the chemical formula: Mg2(UO2)(CO3)3·18(H2O). It is a secondary mineral which contains magnesium, uranium and carbon. It is a bright yellow color. Its crystal habit is acicular but is more commonly found as crusts on uranium bearing ores. It has a Mohs hardness of about 2-2.5.

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2

Density ( specific gravity )

1.453
1.49
1.498

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic

Radioactive

Radioactive