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Zeunerite

Arsenate mineral

Zeunerite is a green copper arsenate mineral Cu(UO2)2(AsO4)2•(10-16)H2O. It is a member of the autunite group. The associated mineral metazeunerite is a dehydration product of zeunerite.

Zeunerite occurs as a secondary mineral in the oxidized weathering uranium ore deposits, mansfieldite and malachite

It was first described in 1872 for an occurrence in the Schneeberg District, Erzgebirge. It was named for Gustav Anton Zeuner

Identification

Color of mineral

Yellow
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2.5

The streak

Green

Density ( specific gravity )

1.61
1.582

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Tetragonal

Radioactive

Radioactive