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Ulrichite

Phosphate mineral

Ulrichite is a rare green uranium phosphate mineral prisms which occur as apple green acicular radiating clusters. and exhibits strong yellow fluorescence radiation.

Ulrichite was first described in 1988 for samples from the Lake Boga granite quarry, Lake Boga , Australia. It was named for George H. F. Ulrich (1830–1900), a 19th-century government geologist and mines department inspector. The type locality at Lake Boga is the only reported occurrence and the type specimen is located at the Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, as #M38576.

It is of secondary origin in granite where it is found in miarolitic cavities. It occurs associated with turquoise , cyrilovite, sampleite and fluorapatite

Identification

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic

Radioactive

Radioactive