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Uranophane

Uranyl neso- and polysilicates

Uranophane (Ca O3OH ), also known as uranotile, is a rare calcium uranium silicate hydrate mineral that forms from the oxidation of other uranium -bearing minerals. It has a yellow color and is radioactive.

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2.5

The streak

White

Density ( specific gravity )

1.643
1.666
1.669

Luster ( interacts light )

Dull
Pearly
Vitreous
Waxy

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic

Radioactive

Radioactive